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Concert key: G
Style: Medium up swing

 

 

First recording: First recorded on February 7, 1957, and released on "Cannonball Enroute" / Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Mercury MG20616)
  • Alto Sax - Cannonball Adderley
  • Cornet - Nat Adderley
  • Piano - Junior Mance
  • Bass - Sam Jones
  • Drums - Jimmy Cobb

 

 

Second recording: Also recorded on December 30, 1957, and released on "Man Bites Harmonica" / Toots Thielemans Quintet (Riverside RLP12-257)

  • Guitar - Toots Thielemans
  • Baritone Sax - Pepper Adams
  • Piano - Kenny Drew
  • Bass - Wilbur Ware
  • Drums - Art Taylor

 

 

Third recording: Also recorded on December 13, 1958 by George Shearing (radio broadcast)

  • Piano - George Shearing
  • Guitar - Toots Thielemans
  • Vibes - Emil Richards
  • Bass - Jimmy Bond or Carl Pruitt
  • Drums - Ray Mosca

 

Concert key: F minor
Style: Medium up Latin

 

This upbeat, melodic journey through Latin and swing grooves shows off the genius of Elmo Hope as a composer.


Recorded on May 9, 1954, and first released on "New Faces - New Sounds: Elmo Hope Quintet" (Blue Note 10" BLP 5044).

  • Trumpet - Freeman Lee
  • Tenor Sax - Frank Foster
  • Piano - Elmo Hope
  • Bass - Percy Heath
  • Drums - Art Blakey

 

Concert key: C minor
Style: Latin (bossa)

 

The Kenny Dorham classic -- just as Kenny heard it. Did you know it was originally written around a bass line? Only jazzleadsheets.com has the lead sheet exactly as Kenny originally wrote it.


Recorded on June 3, 1963, and first released on "Page One" / Joe Henderson (Blue Note BLP 4140).

  • Trumpet - Kenny Dorham
  • Tenor Sax - Joe Henderson
  • Piano - McCoy Tyner
  • Bass - Butch Warren
  • Drums - Pete LaRoca

 

Concert key: C minor
Style: Medium up swing


Recorded on November 23 and 24, 1964, and released on "Tonight" / Clark Terry-Bob Brookmeyer (Mainstream M56043).

  • Flugelhorn - Clark Terry
  • Trombone - Bob Brookmeyer
  • Piano - Roger Kellaway
  • Bass - Bill Crow
  • Drums - Dave Bailey

 

Concert key: B-flat
Style: Uptempo swing

 

An up swing with many rhythm section hits and a classic Mobley sound to the melody.


Recorded on November 13, 1960, and first released on "Roll Call" / Hank Mobley (Blue Note BLP 4058)

  • Trumpet - Freddie Hubbard
  • Tenor Sax - Hank Mobley [solo available]
  • Piano - Wynton Kelly
  • Bass - Paul Chambers
  • Drums - Art Blakey

Melody audio clip on this page; for solo audio clip, press Details.

 

Concert key: C
Style: Uptempo swing

 

C.F.D.  is an unusual swing head -- the changing rhythmic pulse obscures the meter, giving the piece a very modern feeling.

Recorded on August 9, 1966, and first released on "Something Personal" / Jack Wilson (Blue Note BLP 4251).

  • Vibes - Roy Ayers
  • Piano - Jack Wilson
  • Bass - Ray Brown
  • Drums - Varney Barlow

 

Concert key: B-flat minor
Style: Medium up swing


First recording Information: Recorded on October 18, 1961, and first released on "Bill Hardman Quintet" (Savoy MG 12170).

  • Trumpet - Bill Hardman
  • Alto Sax - Sonny Red
  • Piano - Ronnie Mathews
  • Bass - Bob Cunningham
  • Drums - Jimmy Cobb

 



Second recording Information: Recorded on August 28 & 30, 1962, and released on "The Cup Bearers" / Blue Mitchell (Riverside RLP 439).

  • Trumpet - Blue Mitchell
  • Tenor Sax - Junior Cook
  • Piano - Cedar Walton
  • Bass - Gene Taylor
  • Drums - Roy Brooks

 

Concert key: A-flat
Style: Medium slow swing


Recorded on January 6, 1958, and first released on "Carl's Blues" / Curtis Counce (Contemporary M 3574).

  • Trumpet - Gerald Wilson
  • Tenor Sax - Harold Land
  • Piano - Carl Perkins
  • Bass - Curtis Counce
  • Drums - Frank Butler

 

Concert key: D
Style: Medium swing
 

  

 

A bouncy swing that tends to put a smile on everyone's faces!


Recorded on April 15, 1959, and first released on "At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol. 2" / Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (Blue Note BLP 4016).

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

    Exclusive Audio: Ray Bryant's Solo Piano Arrangement, as recorded by Kenny Drew Jr.

 

Concert key: D minor
Style: Latin to swing

 

Elmo Hope is a master of unforgettable melodies, and after hearing "Chips" even just one time, we guarantee you'll be humming it all day.


Recorded on May 9, 1954, and first released on "New Faces - New Sounds: Elmo Hope Quintet" (Blue Note 10" BLP 5044).

  • Trumpet - Freeman Lee
  • Tenor Sax - Frank Foster
  • Piano - Elmo Hope
  • Bass - Percy Heath
  • Drums - Art Blakey

 

Concert key: E-flat
Style: Medium up swing

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Recorded on April 6 and 7, 1991, and released on "One For Chuck" / Billy Pierce (Sunnyside SSC 1053).

  • Trumpet - Bill Mobley
  • Tenor Sax - Billy Pierce
  • Piano - Mulgrew Miller
  • Bass - Ira Coleman
  • Drums - Alan Dawson

 

Concert key: E-flat minor
Style: Medium Latin

 

Recorded on January 20, 1962, and first released on "Easy Living" / Ike Quebec (Blue Note BST 84103).

  • Trombone - Bennie Green
  • Tenor Sax - Ike Quebec
  • Tenor Sax - Stanley Turrentine
  • Piano - Sonny Clark
  • Bass - Milt Hinton
  • Drums - Art Blakey

 

Concert key: B-flat minor
Style: Medium up swing

 

This composition certainly is "Crazy"! It's not an easy one to learn, but there's something irresistible about it. It'd make a very impressive addition to any set.


Recorded on May 9, 1954, and first released on "New Faces - New Sounds: Elmo Hope Quintet" (Blue Note 10" BLP 5044).

  • Trumpet - Freeman Lee
  • Tenor Sax - Frank Foster
  • Piano - Elmo Hope
  • Bass - Percy Heath
  • Drums - Art Blakey

 

Concert key:  A-flat
Style: Ballad


First recording Information: First recorded on May 21, 1974, and released on "Dark Beauty" / Kenny Drew Trio (SteepleChase SCS1016)

  • Piano - Kenny Drew
  • Bass - Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen
  • Drums - Albert "Tootie" Heath

 

 

Concert key: A-flat
Style: Ballad
 



Second recording Information: Recorded October 16, 1978, and released on "For Sure!" / Kenny Drew (Xanadu LP 167) .

  • Trumpet - Sam Noto
  • Alto Sax - Charles McPherson
  • Piano - Kenny Drew
  • Bass - Leroy Vinnegar
  • Drums - Frank Butler

 

Concert key: F minor
Style: Medium swing

 

 A classic AABA swing with a hint of Latin in the intro.


Recorded on March 2, 1961, and first released on "The Waiting Game" / Tina Brooks (Blue Note [Japan] TOCJ-66075).

  • Trumpet - Johnny Coles
  • Tenor Sax - Tina Brooks
  • Piano - Kenny Drew
  • Bass - Wilbur Ware
  • Drums - Philly Joe Jones

 

Concert key: B-flat
Style: Medium up swing

 

The two horn parts, melody and harmony, outline the moving II-V harmonic progression making this a great solo vehicle for getting this basic chord movement into your comfort zone as a soloist.


Recorded on May 27, 1963, on "Steppin' Out" / Harold Vick (Blue Note BLP 4138)

  • Trumpet - Blue Mitchell
  • Tenor Sax - Harold Vick
  • Guitar - Grant Green
  • Organ - Big John Patton
  • Drums - Ben Dixon