Eternal Triangle – Sonny Stitt
A drum transcription of Charli Persip's playing on the iconic Sonny Stitt composition The Eternal Triangle.
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- Recording: Dizzy Gillespie - Sonny Stitt - Sonny Side Up
- Recorded on: December 19, 1957
- Label: Verve (MGV 8262)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Trumpet - Dizzy Gillespie
- Tenor Sax - Sonny Stitt
- Tenor Sax - Sonny Rollins
- Piano - Ray Bryant
- Bass - Tommy Bryant
- Drums - Charli Persip
Now, give yourself a real treat: listen to and watch Charli tell you about his experience at The Eternal Triangle session.
The full sextet arrangement of The Eternal Triangle is available for purchase at MusicDispatch.com and other music distributors.
-- Intro (in ¾)
-- Time playing behind the melody in (melody above staff)
-- Trumpet and drums trading 4s (2 choruses)
-- Time playing behind melody out (melody above staff)
-- Coda (in ¾)
The Eternal Triangle is perhaps the most famous “tenor battle” of all time. Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt certainly take it to the next level on this recording, but not without the help of the great Charli Persip. This transcription features some of Charli’s most fierce and energetic playing. His fours with longtime musical partner Dizzy Gillespie are not overshadowed by the tenor battle, as Charli Persip is a strong soloist in his own right.
You're not going to want to miss hearing and seeing Charli tell his side of the story about this legendary session on our YouTube channel.
Charli Persip's suggestions for drummers, "How Not To Play Drums," is available at MusicDispatch.com.
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