Melody Express – Gigi Gryce
This uptempo swing has a charming, singable melody.
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- Recording: Stan Getz - Music Of The Future
- Recorded on: August 15, 1951
- Label: Royal Roost (570 [78 rpm])
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Tenor Sax - Stan Getz
- Piano - Horace Silver
- Guitar - Jimmy Raney
- Bass - Leonard Gaskin
- Drums - Roy Haynes
Learn more about Gigi Gryce at Noal Cohen's Jazz History website. Also see Gryce's discography.
The melody on our C lead sheet is written in the correct octave for guitar players to read from.
November 28, 1925 – March 17, 1983
Gigi Gryce was a fine altoist in the 1950s, but it was his writing skills, both composing and arranging (including composing the standard Minority) that were considered most notable. After growing up in Hartford, CT, and studying at the Boston Conservatory and in Paris, Gryce worked in New York with Max Roach, Tadd Dameron, and Clifford Brown. He toured Europe in 1953 with Lionel Hampton and led several sessions in France on that trip. Read more...