Catherine's Fantasy – David Hazeltine
A dramatic ballad with quite a long form. David Hazeltine's Solo Piano Arrangement is available.
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- Recording: David Hazeltine - The Classic Trio
- Recorded on: August 22, 1996
- Label: Sharp Nine (CD 1005-2)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Style: Ballad
- Piano - David Hazeltine
- Bass - Peter Washington
- Drums - Louis Hayes
The bridge starts with shifting harmonies over an F pedal point, modulating to an A♭ pedal point starting in the fifth measure. The last four measures of the bridge have a slick stepwise harmonic motion to get back to B♭; the melody descends here in a similar way to the end of the A section. This song never resolves to a tonic B♭ major chord; the last chord is always Bmaj7, the classic "deceptive tonic."
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...