Meddle My Minor – Charlie Shavers

This minor-key medium-up song comes from a Gene Krupa recording where it is naturally a drum feature. Our lead sheet includes the "shout" section on the first half of the out head, with send-offs for the drums.

Charlie Shavers

August 3, 1920 – July 8, 1972

Charlie Shavers' virtuosity and effervescent style marked him as one of the great trumpeters of the swing era. Born in New York, he originally took up the piano and banjo before switching to trumpet. In 1935 he was with Tiny Bradshaw's band, joining Lucky Millinder's big band two years later. He became a key member of John Kirby's sextet at age 16, becoming a soloist. One of his arrangements with Kirby, Undecided, is now a jazz standard. Read more...

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