Ichi-Ban – Ronnie Mathews
This play on Eastern melodies switches between even eighths and swing grooves. The canon style on the A section gives it a deep complexity!
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- Recording: Ronnie Mathews - Doin' The Thang
- Recorded on: December 17, 1963
- Label: Prestige (PR 7303)
- Concert Key: A minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Trumpet - Freddie Hubbard
- Baritone Sax - Charles Davis
- Piano - Ronnie Mathews
- Bass - Eddie Khan
- Drums - Albert "Tootie" Heath
Ronnie came up with a different solo section format (AABA), as you'll see. The horn backgrounds for the piano solo are also shown in the solo section in all versions of the lead sheets.
December 2, 1935 – June 28, 2008
Ronnie Mathews was born in Brooklyn, NY. He studied at Brooklyn College, and also with pianist/composer/arranger Hall Overton starting in 1953, then continuing his music education at Manhattan School Of Music from 1955-1958. He played with Gloria Lynne (1958-1960) and started his small group jazz recording career with Charles Persip And The Jazz Statesmen for Bethlehem records on April 2, 1960. He also performed with Kenny Dorham in 1960 and 1961, as well as recording in 1961 on sessions with leaders Clifford Jordan (February 14), Roland Alexander (June 17), his own trio session for Savoy (June 19, unissued), Bill Hardman (October 18), and Junior Cook (December 4). Read more...