Manhattan Bridge – Grant Stewart
A post-bop ballad with a colorful chord progression. The melody has several built-in embellishments.
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- Recording: Grant Stewart - More Urban Tones
- Recorded on: June 15, 1995
- Label: Criss Cross Jazz (1124)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Tenor Sax - Grant Stewart, Chris Byars, Jay Collins
- Guitar - Peter Bernstein
- Bass - Peter Washington
- Drums - Billy Drummond
born on June 4, 1971
A swinging tenor saxophonist, Grant Stewart is a powerful, expressive stylist in today's jazz scene. Born in Toronto, Stewart's early exposure to giants like Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins came from his father, an English teacher and semi-professional guitarist. By the age of 14 Grant was so advanced on the alto saxophone that he began playing professionally in the Pete Schofield Big Band. At 17, he made the switch to tenor and starting playing with some of his greatest influences in the Toronto jazz scene, Pat LaBarbera and Bob Mover. (He still does play alto saxophone to this day, but his love of artists like John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins encouraged him to make tenor his primary instrument.) Read more...