Geni – Bill Hardman
Originally recorded with a large brass ensemble arrangement, this tender ballad works just as well in a small group setting.
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- Recording: The Brass Company - Colors
- Recorded on: June 4 & July 3, 1974
- Label: Strata-East (SES 1975)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Trumpet - Bill Hardman, Lonnie Hillyer, Eddie Preston, Charles Tolliver
- Flugelhorn - Cliff Lee, Kamal Abdul
- Trombone - Charles Stephens
- Euphonium - Kiane Zawadi
- Tuba - Bob Stewart
- Bass - Bill Lee
- Drums, Percussion - Billy Higgins, Gerald "Sonny" Brown
On the recording, there is an intro which reappears as an ending, with a D minor tonality; this is not particularly related to the rest of the song and is not included in our lead sheets.
Strata-East was founded in 1971 by Charles Tolliver and Stanley Cowell with the release of their first recording "Music Inc." According to Wikipedia, the label released over 50 albums in the 1970s. Many of the label's releases are now hailed as prime examples of 1970s Post-Bop, Spiritual Jazz, and Afro-Jazz.
April 6, 1933 – December 6, 1990
While still in high school in his home town of Cleveland, Ohio, Bill got to play with Tadd Dameron. After graduation, he toured with Tiny Bradshaw (1953-1955) and recorded R&B sessions with him in each of these years. Hardman recorded his first jazz session with Jackie McLean on August 31, 1956 ("Jackie's Pal - Jackie McLean Quintet Introducing Bill Hardman" for Prestige Records). Both musicians joined Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers, first doing a "Stars of Jazz" TV show in Los Angeles, October 30, 1956, then recording the album "Hard Bop" for Columbia Records on December 12, 1956. Read more...