More from pianist Renee Rosnes

February 4, 2024, is the 35th anniversary of the second Van Gelder studio session for Renee Rosnes' debut album as a leader. Renee recorded two original compositions at this quartet session. I.A. Blues is a post-bop minor blues head with a catchy rhythmic piano figure behind the melody. We have a quartet condensed score and piano part for the recorded arrangement. The Storyteller has a more complex form which goes back and forth from 3/4 to 4/4, but the melody holds everything together. Renee's solo piano arrangement is available for this song.

Also check out Fleur-de-lis from this album, recorded a couple of months earlier in a two-piano duo setting with Herbie Hancock.

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