Diminishing – Joe Gordon
A snappy modal uptempo riff song that moves up in minor thirds, spelling out a diminished chord. Second parts are available for the two-horn arrangement as well as a Concert Condensed Score.
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- Recording: Joe Gordon - Lookin' Good
- Recorded on: July 11, 12 or 18, 1961
- Label: Contemporary (M 3597)
- Concert Key: G
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Trumpet - Joe Gordon
- Alto Sax - Jimmy Woods
- Piano - Dick Whittington
- Bass - Jimmy Bond
- Drums - Milt Turner
A concert condensed score and second parts are available for the two-horn arrangement. The horns are harmonized, mostly in thirds, throughout the head. On the recording, the trumpet has the second part below the alto sax melody. Because the two parts are in such a close, high-register harmony, our tenor sax and trombone second parts are an octave lower in some places to keep in those instruments' ranges.
For more Joe Gordon songs from this album, check out Heleen and Terra Firma Irma.
May 15, 1928 – November 4, 1963
Trumpeter Joe Gordon was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. As a teenager, he became a fan of the Count Basie band, and especially trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison. Later, Joe was impressed by a live performance of "Little" Benny Harris with the Coleman Hawkins/Don Byas group. Soon after, he took a modern music class at the New England Conservatory taught by trumpeter Fred Berman. Read more...