Minority – Gigi Gryce
Gigi Gryce's biggest jazz standard. Lead sheets & second parts plus transcriptions available of Gigi Gryce's alto sax solo and Joe Gordon's trumpet solo from the original recording. Our "Gigi Gryce Project" version has Minus You audio tracks and Minus You parts for all instruments and is played at a brisk quarter note = ca. 272.
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...