Hello – Gigi Gryce
A charming ballad with a lyrical melody. Lead sheets and second parts available.
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- Recording: Art Blakey - Blakey
- Recorded on: May 20, 1954
- Label: EmArcy (MG 26030)
- Concert Key: E-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Trumpet - Joe Gordon
- Alto Sax - Gigi Gryce
- Piano - Walter Bishop, Jr.
- Bass - Bernie Griggs
- Drums - Art Blakey
Two more great Gryce titles from the "Blakey" recording are also available: Minority and Salute To Birdland.
Learn more about Gigi Gryce at Noal Cohen's Jazz History website. Also see Gryce's discography.
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...