Concentration – David Hazeltine
One of the more angular, modern-sounding Hazeltine compositions, this medium-up song has a 64-measure AABC form. In addition to our lead sheets, we have a piano lead sheet showing notable countermelodies, as well as a bass part.
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- Recording: David Hazeltine - The Classic Trio
- Recorded on: August 22, 1996
- Label: Sharp Nine (CD 1005-2)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Piano - David Hazeltine
- Bass - Peter Washington
- Drums - Louis Hayes
The key center is definitely F, but the changes wander to quite a few places in the A section, including two descending series of major 7th chords. The bridge changes begin with chromatically descending II-V7s from Bbm7 down to F♯m7-B7, which functions as a tritone substitute resolution to B♭ major. This is followed by A♭ major, and the last four measures of the bridge have a resolution to C major with the classic "Coltrane changes" reharmonization.
There are a few rhythm section hits in the A section, and a light Latin groove on measures 7 and 8. The solo changes are simplified. There's a short coda that extends the final melody line downward along with the bass line; the melody then rises in an F minor scale to B♮, with the final chord an E triad over F.
A piano lead sheet is available, showing some countermelodies that David plays to fill in the longer notes of the melody. There is also a bass part, which has all the rhythm section figures as well as slashes in those parts of the melody where the bass walks.
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...