Man In The Brown Hat – Cecilia Coleman
Cecilia Coleman's tribute to Thelonious Monk is a bouncy medium-up song with plenty of angular Monk-esque rhythms and tight harmonies. Cecilia recorded it in trio and quintet settings. A solo piano arrangement is also available.
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- Recording: Cecilia Coleman - Pearl
- Recorded on: April 14, 2006
- Label: M & I (MYCJ 30392)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Piano - Cecilia Coleman
- Bass - Tim Givens
- Drums - Jeff Brillinger
In addition to our regular lead sheets, we have a piano lead sheet showing the two- and three-note voicings that Cecilia plays to make this song particularly Monkish. These voicings, mostly fourths and tritones with some seconds, don't always have the melody note on top. The melody notes are shown at full size while the harmony noteheads are smaller.
On this recording, the melody on the last measure of the bridge is not voiced in seconds as it is in our piano lead sheet and solo piano arrangement. One melody note is also different: Cecilia plays E♮ rather than E♭ at the end of the fifth measure.
For the solo piano arrangement, click on Piano Corner.
The day after this session, Cecilia recorded her quintet album "Images," which also includes a version of The Man In The Brown Hat.
born on September 8, 1962
A native of Long Beach, CA, now a resident of both New York and California, Coleman began to play piano at age 5 and at age 15 began to study jazz piano. She studied jazz piano with well known vibraphonist and teacher Charlie Shoemake as well as classical studies with Dr. Allan Giles. She has developed into an exceptional composer whose distinctive, varied pieces reflect where jazz has been and where it is going. Read more...