106 Nix – Lewis Nash
This bouncy stop-time minor blues head comes from Lewis Nash's first album as a leader. There's a piano harmony line above the melody on the repeat of the head, shown on our condensed score and piano part.
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- Recording: Lewis Nash - Rhythm Is My Business
- Recorded on: October 5, 1989
- Label: Ninety-One (PAS 1004)
- Concert Key: C
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin (Bossa)
- Vibes - Steve Nelson
- Piano - Mulgrew Miller
- Bass - Peter Washington
- Drums - Lewis Nash
About the arrangement: On the recording, the piano and vibes play the melody in unison for the first chorus of the head. On the repeat, the piano adds a harmony line a minor third above for the first eight measures. This is shown in cue size in our Concert Condensed Score, and regular size in our piano part. The lead sheets don't show the harmony notes but indicate where the piano plays harmony and where it returns to unison.
Also in October 1989, Mulgrew Miller recorded with saxophonists P.J. Perry and Jerry Bergonzi. In December, Mulgrew and Lewis played together on Toots Thielemans' album "Footprints."
born on December 30, 1958
Lewis Nash has been one of the most in-demand jazz drummers for over 40 years. He has lent his tasteful swing and exciting soloing to over 400 recordings—among the longest discographies of any jazz musician. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, he began playing professionally in his teens; by age 21 he had already performed with visiting jazz legends including Sonny Stitt, Slide Hampton, Lee Konitz, and Art Pepper. Read more...