117th Street – Herbie Nichols

A striking yet laid-back medium swinger, with a chromatically descending melody harmonized by circles of fourths. Lead sheets and a 2-stave Piano Melody Transcription from the recorded master take are available.

Herbie Nichols

January 3, 1919 – April 12, 1963

Two years ago (January 3, 2019) we were at the Van Gelder Recording Studio celebrating Herbie's 100th birthday with his family and pianists Frank Kimbrough and Glenn Zaleski. Both Frank and Glenn each recorded a previously unrecorded Herbie Nichols composition, on the same piano Herbie played for his Blue Note sessions. These were the initial recordings that started my new project, the Herbie Nichols Solo Piano Summit. Read more...

9 songs available.