Las Palmas – Kenny Drew, Jr.
This mellow bossa is harmonically simpler than many other Kenny Drew, Jr. songs. Our C lead sheet shows some distinctive melodic ornaments that Kenny uses on the recording.
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- Recording: Kenny Drew, Jr. - The Flame Within
- Recorded on: November, 1987
- Label: Jazz City (D28Y0207)
- Concert Key: E-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin (Bossa)
- Piano - Kenny Drew, Jr.
- Bass - Charnett Moffett
- Drums - Al Foster
There is an intro based on the same vamp, nine measures long with the two measures of E6(♯11) at the end. Our lead sheets show what Kenny plays on the intro, but the vamp at the end of the head is open to solo over.
Several grace notes that Kenny plays are shown in our lead sheets. The C treble clef lead sheet shows some tied-over grace notes in the A section that he uses to harmonize the melody notes a third below; these are regular grace notes in the other lead sheets. Our B♭ trumpet lead sheet is written in a low register; we feel that this song could be a great feature for trumpet, or particularly flugelhorn, in this warm and mellow range. Because of the wide overall range of the melody, this one and our E♭ and C bass clef lead sheets change octaves in a few places relative to the C treble lead sheet.
Other songs on "The Flame Within" feature tenor saxophonist Bob Berg, who didn't otherwise record with Kenny but had played on his father Kenny Drew's all-star 1977 album "Lite Flite."
June 14, 1958 – August 3, 2014
Kenny Drew, Jr., son of pianist/composer Kenny Drew, Sr., started music lessons at the age of four. He studied classical piano with his aunt Marjorie, but soon found he enjoyed playing jazz as well. He performed worldwide with a comprehensive variety of musicians, including Stanley Jordan, OTB, Stanley Turrentine, Slide Hampton, the Mingus Big Band, Steve Grossman, Yoshiaki Masuo, Sadao Watanabe, Smokey Robinson, Frank Morgan, Daniel Schnyder, Jack Walrath, Ronnie Cuber and many others. Read more...