Johnny Red – John Webber
An angular medium swinger with a tricky melody in a decidedly Monk-ish vein.
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- Recording: Jimmy Cobb - Only For The Pure Of Heart
- Recorded on: January 10, 1998
- Label: Fable/Lightyear (54264-2)
- Concert Key: B-flat, No key center
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Guitar - Peter Bernstein
- Piano - Richard Wyands
- Bass - John Webber
- Drums - Jimmy Cobb
The A, B, and D sections of this 32-measure song begin the same, but move in different directions starting in the fifth measure. The end of A leads back to B♭, but the B section finishes in A♭ major and the last chord of D is A♭7. The C section (bridge) starts with a development of the A section theme for four measures, followed by four measures of half notes over chromatically descending changes.
For another John Webber song from "Only For The Pure Of Heart," check out Riverside.
born on August 5, 1965
John Webber continues the tradition of strong bass players, hailing from the Midwest with his strong but relaxed and melodic style. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, John grew up in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton, Illinois, where he took up electric bass at age 10; by 15, he was playing contra bass. During his time in Chicago, he steadily built a reputation as one of the strongest young bass players on the scene and worked paid gigs as early as high school with musicians like Jodie Christian and Von Freeman. Read more...