Fairytale Countryside – Fritz Pauer
Not as simple as the title implies, this song takes more of an impressionistic approach to its subject. Quintet arrangement with first and second parts available.
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- Recording: Art Farmer - Blame It On My Youth
- Recorded on: February 4 & 8, 1988
- Label: Contemporary (C 14042)
- Concert Key: B-flat minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Even 8ths 5/4 (medium)
- Flugelhorn - Art Farmer
- Soprano Sax - Clifford Jordan
- Piano - James Williams
- Bass - Rufus Reid
- Drums - Victor Lewis
The lead sheets are used as first parts in the quintet arrangement. The Concert Condensed Score would be great for rhythm section players.
Vocalist Vanessa Rubin and Fritz Pauer together added a lyric to the song and gave the lyric version a new title, "Like An Old Song." Listen to a clip of lyricist Vanessa Rubin's version CLIP; and Denise Donatelli's performance of Geoffrey Keezer's arrangement CLIP.
The four-page Solo Piano Arrangement by Fritz Pauer has it all—ostinato, bass line, melody, and even the second harmony part. In some places the melody or "second part" notes are not held as long as they are in the quintet version, as the same notes are part of the ostinato. The real challenge of this arrangement is making sure the melody is in the foreground, in front of the busy ostinato and bass line. The coda is based on the original coda, with some ornamental high-register runs.
October 14, 1943 – July 1, 2012
Born in Vienna, Austria, acclaimed European pianist and composer Fritz Pauer began his career in the early 1960s, making his first recording (at age 19) with the Hans Koller quartet in 1962. He moved to Berlin, Germany, 1964-68, and played at Dug's Night Club & Jazzgalery as accompanist for Herb Geller, Johnny Griffin, Don Byas, Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon, Leo Wright, Carmell Jones, Pony Poindexter, Jimmy Woode and vocalist Annie Ross, recording with many of them. Read more...