End – Julian Priester
This Julian Priester composition seamlessly transitions from Latin to swing without an "end," giving it an appealingly unusual form. Lead sheets, second parts, and Julian Priester's trombone solo transcription available.
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- Recording: Juilan Priester - Keep Swingin'
- Recorded on: January 11, 1960
- Label: Riverside (RLP 120316)
- Concert Key: B-flat minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin/swing (medium)
- Trombone - Julian Priester
- Tenor Sax - Jimmy Heath
- Piano - Tommy Flanagan
- Bass - Sam Jones
- Drums - Elvin Jones
Our audio excerpt starts at the beginning of the track, with the six-measure intro (swing). The 20-measure melody has an interesting form: four measures Latin, ten measures swing, six measures Latin—there seems to be "no" end to the form as the soloists continue using this same form. Some measures in the swing section of the melody can also be interpreted freely, as indicated in all melody editions.
Julian Priester loved playing and recording with the great drummers. In 1957 Julian was recording with Dinah Washington (drummer: Charli Persip). In 1958 he started recording in Philly Joe Jones's group; in 1959 he recorded the "Rich Vs. Roach" album (Buddy Rich and Max Roach). Julian then recorded with Albert "Tootie" Heath on Johnny Griffin's "The Little Giant" date before recording several more sessions under the leadership of either Max Roach or Philly Joe Jones. This session marks his first recording with Elvin Jones. Not bad for a 24-year-old trombonist!
Transcribed Trombone Solo: A challenging 20-measure solo form, but it sounds easy as Julian trombone moves smoothly from section to section.
born on June 29, 1935
Julian Priester has brought a vital, spirited style of trombone playing to a wealth of artists, while contributing interesting compositions to the libraries of many of these groups. In his native Chicago, he played with bluesmen Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley, forward-looking bandleader Sun Ra, the master swing era vibist Lionel Hampton and blues-jazz singing marvel Dinah Washington. Read more...