M.T.C. – J.R. Monterose

Like several other J.R. Monterose songs, M.T.C. is harmonically deceptive: the key center isn't established until the end of the A section. It's a lyrical medium-up song with a pedal point on the first half of the bridge.

J.R. Monterose

January 19, 1927 – September 26, 1993

A tenor saxophonist with a light though penetrating tone and a keen melodic and rhythmic approach, Monterose always brought something special to the bandstand or recording studio. He played extensively with Buddy Rich, Charles Mingus, Kenny Dorham (he recorded with the latter pair) and pianist George Wallington, but he was mostly a leader. Read more...

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