Bevan's Birthday – Tadd Dameron
A chart with Tadd Dameron's distinctive—and delightful—compositional flair all over it.
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- Recording: Tadd Dameron - The Magic Touch
- Recorded on: February 7, 1962
- Label: Riverside (RLP 419)
- Concert Key: E-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin/swing (medium)
- Alto Sax/Flute - Leo Wright, Jerry Dodgion
- Tenor Sax - Johnny Griffin
- Tenor Sax/Flute- Jerome Richardson
- Bari Sax- Tate Houston
- Trumpet - Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder
- French Horn - Julius Watkins
- Trombone - Jimmy Cleveland, Britt Woodman
- Piano - Bill Evans
- Bass - George Duvivier
- Drums - Philly Joe Jones
- Director and arranger - Tadd Dameron
It was named for Maely Daniele Dufty's son, Bevan. Maely was Tadd's partner in some music business ventures.
To learn more about Dameron, check out musician and educator Paul Combs' biography of Dameron, "Dameronia: The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron."
February 21, 1917 – March 8, 1965
A giant of the bebop era, Dameron had a wonderful melodic and harmonic imagination which he brought to compositions and arrangements for both small and big bands. Writing first for Harlan Leonard, Jimmy Lunceford, Count Basie and Billy Eckstine, in the late '40s Dameron started composing and arranging for Dizzy Gillespie's big band. He also recorded his own superb sextet for Blue Note Records in 1947 which featured trumpet great Fats Navarro. Read more...