Hymn Of The Orient – Gigi Gryce
An uptempo swing built around a repeated-note melody line. Clifford Brown trumpet solo transcription available for both the master and alternate takes in B-flat and C editions.
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- Recording: Clifford Brown - Clifford Brown Memorial Album
- Recorded on: August 28, 1953
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 1526)
- Concert Key: C minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Trumpet - Clifford Brown
- Alto Sax - Gigi Gryce
- Tenor Sax - Charlie Rouse
- Piano - John Lewis
- Bass - Percy Heath
- Drums - Art Blakey
Learn more about Gigi Gryce at Noal Cohen's Jazz History website. Also see Gryce's discography.
Trumpet Solo Transcriptions: Don Sickler explains, "We're offering two Clifford Brown trumpet solos, from different takes. When this recording was made, in 1953, fixing parts or overdubbing solos wasn't possible. The musicians knew that what they played was final. One other important factor: they were thinking about only one take coming out on the record. A second take would be attempted if someone was unhappy with the first, but only one would be picked for the record. So, if you felt you had figured out a good start for your solo, there was nothing wrong with starting every take with it. Clifford Brown had a four-measure idea that got his solo started, and he used it for both takes, as you'll hear in our solo audio clips. After that phrase, he took the solos in different directions. Here's the master take trumpet1 and here's the alternate trumpet2."
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...