Journey Of The Three Kings – Don Sickler
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- Recording: Charlie Rouse - An Uptown Christmas
- Recorded on: July 7, 1988
- Label: Uptown (UP 27.33)
- Concert Key: A minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Tenor Sax - Charlie Rouse
- Piano - Walter Davis, Jr.
- Bass - Santi Debriano
- Drums - Victor Lewis
Note from Don Sickler
Back in those days, Uptown wanted to end most of their sessions with the artists playing a Christmas song for a Christmas album that would feature all of Uptown's artists (to be released much later). They often asked me to pick a Christmas song and arrange it for the artist. Thinking about Charlie Rouse, his sound and his elegant use of space during his solos, this song and the arrangement almost immediately came to me. Charlie Rouse: such a giant!
born on January 6, 1944
Don Sickler, founder of jazzleadsheets.com, was born on January 6, 1944, in Spokane, Washington. Don took up the trumpet at the age of ten and two years later formed his own jazz combo. Don received his Bachelor’s Degree from Gonzaga University, then decided to further his career and studies in New York City at the Manhattan School of Music, where he received his Master’s Degree in Trumpet Performance in 1970. During this time, he also played commercially, subbing on Broadway and playing in show bands and commercial jobs. Read more...