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Concert key: C (with modulations)
Style: Medium swing (blues)

 

Step back in time with this transcription of a historic Albert Ammons original. Recorded at the very first Blue Note Records session, Changes In Boogie-Woogie is a piano journey through six keys. 


Recorded on January 6, 1939, and released on "The First Day" / Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis (Blue Note 7-98450-2).

  • Piano - Albert Ammons

 

Concert key: G-flat
Style: Ballad


Recorded on June 4 and 5, 1987, and first released on "Early Bird" / Donald Brown (Sunnyside SSC 1025).

  • Muted Trumpet - Bill Mobley
  • Alto Sax - Donald Harrison
  • Vibes - Steve Nelson
  • Piano - Donald Brown [solo & comping available]
  • Bass - Robert Hurst
  • Drums - Jeff "Tain" Watts

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Concert key: D minor
Style: Uptempo funky Latin


Recorded on March 13, 1961, and first released on "Easy Does It" / Bobby Timmons (Riverside RLP-363).

  • Piano - Bobby Timmons [solo available]
  • Bass - Sam Jones
  • Drums - Jimmy Cobb

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Concert key: C
Style: Uptempo swing

 

Recorded on February 6, 1963, and first released on "The Jack Wilson Quartet" / Jack Wilson (Atlantic LP 1406).

  • Vibes - Roy Ayers
  • Piano - Jack Wilson [solo available]
  • Bass - Al McKibbon
  • Drums - Nick Martinis

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Concert key: C
Style: Funky 2-feel


This uptempo, funky piece has Bobby Timmons written all over it -- it has his unmistakable bluesy flair. Bobby recorded this in two successive days, the second of which was for an Art Blakey Blue Note release. 

First recording Information: Recorded on March 13, 1961, and first released on "Easy Does It" / Bobby Timmons (Riverside RLP 363).

  • Piano - Bobby Timmons [solo available]
  • Bass - Sam Jones
  • Drums - Jimmy Cobb

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Concert key: F
Style: Funky 2-feel
 

Second recording Information: Recorded on March 14, 1961, and first released on "The Witch Doctor" / Art Blakey (Blue Note BST 84258)

  • Trumpet - Lee Morgan
  • Tenor Sax - Wayne Shorter
  • Piano - Bobby Timmons
  • Bass - Jymie Merritt
  • Drums - Art Blakey

 

Concert key: C
Style: Medium slow swing (blues)

 

A laid-back exploration of the blues featuring a slowly rolling bass line. One of the first pieces recorded for Blue Note at their very first session.


Recorded on January 6, 1939, and released as Side A of the first Blue Note recording, a 12" 78rpm (BN-1). Later released on "The First Day" / Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis (Blue Note CDP 7 98450 2).

  • Piano - Meade Lux Lewis

 

Concert key: G
Style: Medium up swing


Recorded on August 22, 1996, and released on "The Classic Trio" / David Hazeltine (Sharp Nine CD 1005-2).

  • Piano - David Hazeltine [solo available]
  • Bass - Peter Washington [solo available]
  • Drums - Louis Hayes
Inspired by Peter Washington, this infectious bop head gives the bass a real workout.

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Concert key: G minor
Style: Medium up swing


Recorded on August 12 & 17, 1960, and first released on "Soul Time" / Bobby Timmons (Riverside RLP 334).

  • Piano - Bobby Timmons [solo available]
  • Bass - Sam Jones
  • Drums - Art Blakey

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Concert key: constant modulations (no key center)
Style: Ballad


Recorded on February 6, 1977, and first released on "Lite Flite" / Kenny Drew (Steeplechase SCS 1077).

  • Flugelhorn: Thad Jones
  • Tenor Sax: Bob Berg
  • Piano: Kenny Drew [solo voicings available]
  • Bass: George Mraz
  • Drums: Jimmy Cobb

 

Concert key: C
Style: Medium slow swing (blues)

 

 

A composition that made jazz history: it was recorded at the very first Blue Note recording session on January 6, 1939. Solitude is a contemplative exploration of the blues. 


Recorded on January 6, 1939, and released as Side B of the first Blue Note recording, a 12" 78rpm (BN-1). Later released on "The First Day" / Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis (Blue Note CDP 7 98450 2).

  • Piano - Meade Lux Lewis