Horror Show – Ryan Kisor
Not a particularly creepy song, but definitely a workout! The melody presents a real challenge for any instrument.
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- Recording: Ryan Kisor - One Finger Snap - Incredible Ryan
- Recorded on: July 21, 2006
- Label: Video Arts Music (VACM 1294)
- Concert Key: No key center
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Trumpet - Ryan Kisor
- Piano - Peter Zak
- Bass - John Webber
- Drums - Joe Strasser
The quickly-moving chords under the melody in the A section are doubled in time value for the solo changes (the C section), with one exception: there are still two measures of Amaj7 after the F♯m7, instead of having it stretched into four measures. The six measures of A(♭2) and six measures of A♭(♭2) are kept for the solos; on the head, this is not obvious because the Latin feel (the B section) begins on the second measure of A(♭2).
The A(♭2) and A♭(♭2) chords are basically the root, flat 2nd, and 5th. The melody in the measure before B spells out a chord structure that Ryan uses in his solo, with a major 3rd and flat 6th. He often also uses the minor 3rd or sharp 2nd. Pianist Peter Zak often adds the flat 5th (D) in his voicings for A♭(♭2).
born on April 12, 1973
Perhaps best known for his work with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Ryan Kisor is an accomplished trumpeter and one of the rising names on the jazz scene. Firmly rooted in the post-bop tradition, Ryan has obviously done a lot of listening to giants like Clifford Brown and Booker Little and Woody Shaw. Of course, he's also been influenced by contemporary mentors including Clark Terry and Wynton Marsalis, both masters of the art of great trumpet playing. Read more...