Bill At Peace – David Hazeltine
Hazeltine's tribute to Bill Evans is a delicate 3/4 song with no key center and an almost classical sound. A solo piano arrangement is available based on the recording.
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- Recording: David Hazeltine - Waltz For Debby
- Recorded on: December 27, 1998
- Label: Venus (TKCV-35077)
- Concert Key: No key center
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: 3/4 swing (medium)
- Piano - David Hazeltine
The solo changes are a variation of the head changes, with more II-V7 motion in the A section and no pedal point at the B section. The coda begins with the last eight measures of the form, with a variation of the melody there leading into a rising development of the opening phrase. The final chord is E minor, which is also the first chord of the form; Hazeltine's fill from the recording, on the second to last measure, is shown in the lead sheets. This fill is also similar to a phrase from Ravel's Forlane.
On the recording, Hazeltine plays the C section rubato as an intro, before going to the A section melody in time. Our lead sheets show a few important countermelodies that Hazeltine plays.
David's solo piano arrangement is available; click on Piano Corner for more details, and see pianist Andres Rovira playing it in the jazzleadsheets.com studio, above.
born on October 27, 1958
Heralded by pianist Cedar Walton as the "brightest star on jazz piano's horizon," David Hazeltine is considered to be one of jazz's premier pianists as well as composer-arrangers. With a mantra to "swing as much as humanly possible," David's style is infused with influences of Art Tatum, Bud Powell, Buddy Montgomery, Barry Harris and Cedar Walton while still retaining his own fiercely individual voice. Hailing from Milwaukee, David made his professional debut on the organ when he was just thirteen years old. Read more...