Blues for Booty Green's – Roy Hargrove
A down-home slow blues from a recording with master organist Brother Jack McDuff. Our lead sheet is based on Roy's first chorus and includes a melody transcription showing Roy's phrasing and articulation.
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- Recording: Roy Hargrove - The Vibe
- Recorded on: January, 1992
- Label: Novus (63132-2)
- Concert Key: G
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (slow)
- Trumpet - Roy Hargrove
- Alto Sax - Antonio Hart
- Organ - Brother Jack McDuff
- Piano - Marc Cary
- Drums - Gregory Hutchinson
This recording begins with a chorus of organ solo; our audio excerpt begins with Roy's pickup to his first chorus, as our lead sheets do. The rhythm section is just organ and drums for most of the track, with piano comping added on only the last three choruses: two choruses of organ solo and a final chorus with the horns improvising in a call-and-response format.
Before putting this song up, I called Greg Hutchinson to see if he knew anything about Roy's title. Greg thinks it's just Roy saying "let's play a down-home greasy blues," and titled the result as such!
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October 16, 1969 – November 2, 2018
Roy Hargrove was a pioneer in modern hard-bop jazz and is widely regarded as one of the best trumpeters to emerge from the 1990s. As a high school student in Waco, Texas, young Roy met Wynton Marsalis in 1987. Impressed with the young man's talent, Wynton encouraged Roy. In April, 1988, while still a teenager, Roy traveled to NYC and slept on the couch in Don Sickler's rehearsal studio in preparation for his recording debut in the big leagues with Don ("Superblue"). Before leaving New York on that trip he also recorded with alto saxophonist Bobby Watson ("No Question About It"). Read more...