Evening In Casablanca – Gigi Gryce
This haunting, slightly exotic ballad is classic Gigi. The two original Gryce recordings have largely different personnel, and as such are interpreted in different ways. Melody/solo transcription editions are available for each Gryce version. The lead sheets are good for all three recordings, and Minus You audio tracks from jazzleadsheets.com's Gryce Project recording are also available, along with an exclusive complete track featuring Bobby Porcelli and Ralph Moore.
- Recording: Gigi Gryce - The Gigi Gryce Project
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- Label: jazzleadsheets.com (JLS 1024)
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- Vocal Range: , to
November 28, 1925 – March 17, 1983
Gigi Gryce was a fine altoist in the 1950s, but it was his writing skills, both composing and arranging (including composing the standard Minority) that were considered most notable. After growing up in Hartford, CT, and studying at the Boston Conservatory and in Paris, Gryce worked in New York with Max Roach, Tadd Dameron, and Clifford Brown. He toured Europe in 1953 with Lionel Hampton and led several sessions in France on that trip. Read more...