Flying Fish – Cecil Payne

A two-part song—the form alternates 16 measures of calypso and 16 measures of swing. It's essentially modal throughout.

Cecil Payne

December 14, 1922 – November 27, 2007

Baritonist extraordinaire, Cecil Payne is regarded as one of the most inimitable saxophonists of the bebop era. After receiving his first saxophone, an alto, when he was 13, Payne began gigging in local New York City groups. He made his record debut for Savoy in support of trombonist J. J. Johnson. Read more...

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