Babes In McCoyland – Geoffrey Keezer
A high-energy composition that has a little bit of everything, complete with a solo piano arrangement from the composer himself. Exclusive solo piano MP3 also available.
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- Recording: Geoff Keezer - Waiting In The Wings
- Recorded on: September 16 & 17, 1988
- Label: Sunnyside (SSC 1035)
- Concert Key: D minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin Rock
- Piano - Geoff Keezer
- Bass - Rufus Reid
- Drums - Anthony Reedus
Although the audio clip is played by a trio, this is would be great for horns, so we've provided lead sheets for trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, etc.
Exclusive Audio: Piano master Kenny Drew Jr. demonstrates how to play Babes In McCoyland on solo piano in this exclusive audio track piano. While Geoff plays a similar arrangement on the recording, hearing the piano part isolated is crucial to getting it down right—you'll hear just how to phrase it to make this arrangement soar. Our audio excerpt starts at the introduction, in contrast to the melody clip. Comparing how these two piano greats interpret this composition is a real treat.
born on November 20, 1970
A lauded name on the jazz scene since the tender age of 17, Geoffrey Keezer is a native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Geoff took up the piano at age three and quickly showed himself to be a prodigy. As an eighteen-year-old freshman at Berklee College of Music in 1989, he was invited to join Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, launching his talents into the spotlight. The year before, his mentor James Williams encouraged him to record his debut album, the well-received "Waiting In The Wings." His career continued to take off in the early 1990s with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl of Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue (conducted by John Mauceri). Read more...