Face To Face – David Hazeltine
This fun medium-up swinger was originally conceived and recorded as a trio feature. As such, it's ideal in any rhythm section workshop environment. Adding a melody front line instrument can give you a new dimension.
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- Recording: David Hazeltine - The Classic Trio, vol. II
- Recorded on: January 13 & 14, 2000
- Label: Sharp Nine (CD 1019-2)
- Concert Key: C minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Piano - David Hazeltine
- Bass - Peter Washington
- Drums - Louis Hayes
The coda is based on the bridge; the piano melody here soars over three octaves, and in the transposed lead sheets some octave changes are suggested for the corresponding horns' ranges.
Though the melody is mostly diatonic, there are a lot of chromatic passing chords especially in the bridge. The solo changes are simplified.
The trio of Hazeltine, Washington, and Hayes has so far appeared on five Hazeltine albums. They have also recorded together with Brian Lynch, trumpeter John Marshall (with Grant Stewart), and vocalist Georgie Fame.
Check out other great titles from this album, and more from the first The Classic Trio.
born on October 27, 1958
Heralded by pianist Cedar Walton as the "brightest star on jazz piano's horizon," David Hazeltine is considered to be one of jazz's premier pianists as well as composer-arrangers. With a mantra to "swing as much as humanly possible," David's style is infused with influences of Art Tatum, Bud Powell, Buddy Montgomery, Barry Harris and Cedar Walton while still retaining his own fiercely individual voice. Hailing from Milwaukee, David made his professional debut on the organ when he was just thirteen years old. Read more...