The temperatures are rising in New York and we're ready for a summer full of hot music. This week, we're wishing happy birthday to Eli "Lucky" Thompson, who would have turned 91 on this Tuesday, June 16, and Billy Drummond, who turns 55 on Thursday, June 19. We're also celebrating some anniversaries of a few recording sessions we love that feature compositions from our catalog: Grant Stewart's "More Urban Tones" (June 15, 1995), Hank Mobley's "Dippin'" (June 18, 1955), Benny Golson's "Gone With Golson" (June 20, 1959), and Nat Adderley's "Good Company" (June 20 & 21, 1994). There's no better way to celebrate than releasing some new lead sheets, transcriptions, and arrangements!
Check out these new additions to jazzleadsheets.com:
ELI "LUCKY" THOMPSON: To A Mornin' Sunrise master this sensitive ballad with lucky's own melody transcription
GRANT STEWART: Manhattan Bridge a moody post-bop ballad
CURTIS FULLER: Bit Of Heaven a bit of your own jazz heaven -- try the Fuller-Golson two horn arrangement for yourself
RAY BRYANT: Staccato Swing a minor medium up swing with parts for tenor, trombone, & piano
ROB BARGAD: Rob's New Song distinctive soulful flair & powerful changes
ROB BARGAD: War Zone a driving uptempo swing
HANK MOBLEY: The Break Through NEW for drums - Billy Higgins drum transcription
Psst! Did you know you can see all of our transcribed solos in one place? Check out this tour of the Transcribed Solos page!
Enjoy the music, Don Sickler and the jazzleadsheets.com team