Just Plain Talkin' – Tadd Dameron
This blues has Tadd Dameron's distinct melodic style—it's a real treat!
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- Recording: Tadd Dameron - The Magic Touch
- Recorded on: April 16, 1962
- Label: Riverside (RLP 419)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Alto Sax - Jerry Dodgion
- Tenor Sax - Johnny Griffin
- Tenor Sax / Flute - Jerome Richardson
- Bari Sax - Tate Houston
- Trumpet - Clark Terry
- Trombone - Jimmy Cleveland
- Piano - Bill Evans
- Bass - Ron Carter
- Drums - Philly Joe Jones
- Director and arranger - Tadd Dameron
Another Dameron title, from the first "Magic Touch" session, Bevan's Birthday, is also on jazzleadsheets.com.
To learn more about Dameron, check out musician and educator Paul Combs' biography of Dameron, "Dameronia: The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron."
February 21, 1917 – March 8, 1965
A giant of the bebop era, Dameron had a wonderful melodic and harmonic imagination which he brought to compositions and arrangements for both small and big bands. Writing first for Harlan Leonard, Jimmy Lunceford, Count Basie and Billy Eckstine, in the late '40s Dameron started composing and arranging for Dizzy Gillespie's big band. He also recorded his own superb sextet for Blue Note Records in 1947 which featured trumpet great Fats Navarro. Read more...