Easy Does It – Bobby Timmons
A Bobby Timmons funk classic. Bobby's piano solo transcription also available.
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- Recording: Bobby Timmons - Easy Does It
- Recorded on: March 13, 1961
- Label: Riverside (RLP 363)
- Concert Key: D minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin/swing (uptempo)
- Piano - Bobby Timmons
- Bass - Sam Jones
- Drums - Jimmy Cobb
Easy Does It is essentially a 16-measure repeating melody, but we've written out the melody repeat to capture Timmons' interesting variations the second time around. You'll hear more variations in the out chorus. After the melody, the solos swing, as you'll hear in our Bobby Timmons solo excerpt. This one is definitely a lot of fun, and it doesn't have to be fun for just a rhythm section.
Transcribed Piano Solo: The piano solo audio clip piano begins two measures before the start of Bobby's first solo chorus so you can hear the trio's great transition from Latin to swing. Bobby starts right out cookin' and continues to cook for six choruses!
December 19, 1935 – March 1, 1974
A beloved pianist with one of the most easily recognizable styles, Bobby Timmons is responsible not only for bringing his unique gospel-tinged voice to the piano, but also for his funky compositional masterpieces that have become jazz standards, like Moanin’ and This Here (Dis Here). These two are by no means the only memorable original works of Bobby’s—nearly all of his works are instantly recognizable as Bobby Timmons originals, as they all have his signature style of soul, funk, and gospel, while maintaining the hallmarks of true hard-bop jazz. Born in Philadelphia to a religious family, Bobby studied piano with his uncle, who also taught McCoy Tyner. He moved to New York at age 20 to start his recording career with Kenny Dorham’s Jazz Prophets. Read more...