Miedo – Rodgers Grant

A constantly evolving two-beat harmonic structure continues to enchant and bring new life to Rodgers' elegant but simple repeating two-measure melodic theme which starts each A section. Melodically, all A sections start the same, but each is transformed by a new harmonic path. Rodgers Grant originally wrote Miedo as an instrumental Bolero for the Mongo Santamaria ensemble. Ballad treatments have also been recorded by Hubert Laws, and by the Rodgers Grant/Bobby Porcelli duo.

Rodgers Grant

January 18, 1936 – April 12, 2012

Rodgers Grant was an American jazz pianist, composer, and lyricist. After having worked with saxophonist Hugo Dickens in the 1950s, he became pianist for Mongo SantamarĂ­a in the 1960s. In 1963, Grant wrote the hit, Yeh! Yeh! in collaboration with Pat Patrick. Jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks added original lyrics and recorded the song with Lambert and Bavan at the Newport Jazz Festival of 1963. It became an international hit as recorded by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames in 1965. Read more...

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