Context – Kenny Drew
A great melody with interesting twists and turns. These two arrangements ("For Sure!" and "Manhattan") have both subtle and major differences—try each for yourself! Kenny Drew's piano rhythmic comping is available, so you can compare how he builds rhythmic energy under the melody of both arrangements. Art Farmer solo transcriptions for three recordings—investigate his creativity under different situations.
August 28, 1928 – August 4, 1993
Kenny Drew was born in New York City. He studied classical piano but soon turned to jazz. His recording career started in 1950 at age 22, first with Howard McGhee for Blue Note, then Sonny Stitt for Prestige. These two 1950 recordings plus a surviving radio broadcast with Charlie Parker (December 8, 1950) put him in the company of jazz greats J.J Johnson, Max Roach and Art Blakey. Read more...