Deception – Ryan Kisor
Ryan Kisor's burning-tempo line over the standard Cherokee has an improvisational sound—and it's highly trumpet-istic. Like many Kisor compositions, it's a workout for any instrument.
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- Recording: Ryan Kisor - The Dream
- Recorded on: May 28, 2001
- Label: Criss Cross Jazz (1215)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Trumpet - Ryan Kisor
- Piano - Peter Zak
- Bass - John Webber
- Drums - Willie Jones, III
The two A sections, labeled A and B on this lead sheet, have entirely different melodies; the "C section" (D) begins like A but switches to the same as B in the last six measures. Several tritone and similar substitutions are used, for example Bm7-E7-E♭maj7 starting in the third measure.
This melody is certainly "trumpet-istic." At several points in the A and B sections, there are passages with three repeated notes, D concert (E for B♭ trumpet). Ryan articulates them with the valves; the small number 3's on the B♭ lead sheet indicate the alternate fingering.
This recording showcases Ryan's playing with a cup mute, and Willie Jones' use of brushes. Check out other compositions from "The Dream."
For more from this album, check out The Dream and Panic Attack.
born on April 12, 1973
Perhaps best known for his work with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Ryan Kisor is an accomplished trumpeter and one of the rising names on the jazz scene. Firmly rooted in the post-bop tradition, Ryan has obviously done a lot of listening to giants like Clifford Brown and Booker Little and Woody Shaw. Of course, he's also been influenced by contemporary mentors including Clark Terry and Wynton Marsalis, both masters of the art of great trumpet playing. Read more...