Manhattan Sunset – Kenny Drew, Jr.
A modern workout, this medium-tempo song has a long form with several pedal points and vamps. First and second parts are available as well as a Concert Condensed Score.
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- Recording: Kenny Drew, Jr. - Crystal River
- Recorded on: May 22 & 24, 1995
- Label: TCB (98202)
- Concert Key: C
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Michael Mossman
- Tenor Sax - Ravi Coltrane
- Vibes - Steve Nelson
- Piano - Kenny Drew, Jr.
- Bass - Lynn Seaton
- Drums - Tony Reedus
The eight-measure bridge begins with another descending sequence, like that of Speak No Evil, but with a 4-feel, but its last four measures have a 12/8 Latin groove and a triplet countermelody.
Like the aforementioned Shorter and Hubbard songs, Manhattan Sunset is a great workout in the post-bop style. The changes in the non-pedal sections are not too difficult to solo over, having root movement similar to familiar II-V7's, but are slightly more advanced and unpredictable than in standard II-V7-based hard bop songs.
Rhythm section players can get either the C treble clef part or the Condensed Score.
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...