Dorothy – Donald Brown
Donald Brown's harmonic world unfolds in this beautiful composition. Explore it further with his transcribed piano solo and melody comping.
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- Recording: Donald Brown - Early Bird
- Recorded on: June 4 & 5, 1987
- Label: Sunnyside (SSC 1025)
- Concert Key: G-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Muted Trumpet - Bill Mobley
- Alto Sax - Donald Harrison
- Vibes - Steve Nelson
- Piano - Donald Brown
- Bass - Robert Hurst
- Drums - Jeff "Tain" Watts
Many of Donald Brown's great compositions are available as printed combo arrangements, including New York, Episode From A Village Dance, Affaire D'Amour and Insane Asylum: buy them at MusicDispatch.com.
Donald and his wife Dorothy wrote a vocal bossa, Donald writing the music and both collaborating on the lyric: I Love It When You Dance That Way. It's in our Sing JAZZ! songbook, a collection of stunning, lesser-known vocal selections from the Second Floor Music repertoire (Sing JAZZ! contents).
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Piano melody comping: A transcription of Donald's comping on the melody is available for pianists who want to learn more about his voicings.
born on March 28, 1954
A lyrical pianist and prolific composer as well as a teacher, band leader and arranger, Donald Brown is considered one of the masters of contemporary jazz composition. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Donald studied trumpet and drums as a youth. It was not until he began studying at Memphis State University that he switched to piano as his primary instrument, the late start making his pianistic skill all the more incredible. Read more...