Ray Draper

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    New this week: This week we start something new. Two different arrangements of the same composition. Scroll down to see “Description” and “Historical Notes” for each recording as well as to hear a sample of each.

    Ray Draper - Filide Two different Ray Draper arrangements. One is a quintet recording with John Coltrane. The second is a piano-less Max Roach quintet recording (3 horns). Comparing them makes for a very interesting study: how the melody is phrased differently, how the solo sections differ, the different intro and endings, etc.

    Roland Alexander - Pleasure Bent The Junior Cook recording is available as a single download, but the Roland Alexander recording is only available as an “album” download. There are four great Ronnie Mathews compositions also available on that album download (from iTunes or Concord Music Group), so we’re adding them to jazzleadsheets.com over the next two weeks. Get the whole album at Concord Music Group: Purchase CD

    Ronnie Mathews - two compositions: Ichi-Ban and The Thang An original, a great performer and interpreter, and two of his challenging and fun compositions. More coming in the next few weeks.

    Gene Ammons - Tastin’ The Jug The first title played at the session, after a recording gap of 7 years, a great blues head.

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