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Bevan’s Birthday - Tadd Dameron
Another Tadd Dameron composition from the famous Magic Touch album - a lilting melody enhanced by Tadd’s complex harmonies that starts Latin and then goes into swing.
Early Bird - Carl Perkins
An easy-going and fun swinger from the talented, unfortunately short-lived composer/pianist Carl Perkins.
Hank’s Tune - Hank Mobley
Recorded by Horace Silver, with Hank on tenor and Donald Byrd on trumpet.
Splittin’ - Ray Bryant
Three different C treble clef lead sheets for a very popular Ray Bryant title: two from trio recordings where Ray was the pianist, and the third from a quintet recording with Hank Jones on piano. Melody and second parts for horns.
Transition Blues - Hank Mobley
Hank Mobley’s tribute to the Transition label finally gets the correct title. Check the Historical Notes to read about it.