Lite-Flite – Kenny Drew, Sr.
A wild uptempo swing! The chromatic harmonic line in the bridge is especially fun for soloing.
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- Recording: Kenny Drew - Lite Flite
- Recorded on: February 6, 1977
- Label: SteepleChase (SCS 1077)
- Concert Key: F minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Cornet - Thad Jones
- Tenor Sax - Bob Berg
- Piano - Kenny Drew
- Bass - George Mraz
- Drums - Jimmy Cobb
Don Sickler: "This melody is great for playing on chords. I especially like the two-measure chromatic pattern in the bridge. I treat the bridge pattern as a separate etude and just keep cycling downward until I get through all 12 dominant chords."
August 28, 1928 – August 4, 1993
Kenny Drew was born in New York City. He studied classical piano but soon turned to jazz. His recording career started in 1950 at age 22, first with Howard McGhee for Blue Note, then Sonny Stitt for Prestige. These two 1950 recordings plus a surviving radio broadcast with Charlie Parker (December 8, 1950) put him in the company of jazz greats J.J Johnson, Max Roach and Art Blakey. Read more...