We're back with another big update! This week, we're welcoming three new composers to the site: tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette, cornetist Ruby Braff and bassist Santi Debriano. Our Recording Session Anniversaries this week celebrates the anniversary of the first recording of Gigi Gryce's Capri with new lead sheets in the original key -- including two Clifford Brown trumpet solos; the recording sessions for Kenny Drew Jr.'s album "A Look Inside" (Alhambra, A Look Inside); Ray Bryant's legendary performance at Montreaux; and Ruby Braff's recording session for his album "Braff!" on which Here's Freddie was recorded.
We're also celebrating birthdays: vocalist Rachel Gould, pianist Elmo Hope and bassist Santi Debriano. Join us in marking all of these anniversaries and birthdays with great music!
Check out this week's new music:
GIGI GRYCE: Capri Now available in the original key with two Clifford Brown trumpet solos
KENNY DREW JR: Alhambra A lyrical, flowing bossa
KENNY DREW JR: A Look Inside A cheerful & bubbly medium swing
RAY BRYANT: Blues #3 Master the blues in G with this three-chorus piano solo transcription
RAY BRYANT: Blues #2 A blues tour-de-force: seven choruses of piano solo transcription
PAUL QUINICHETTE: Prevue A simply & catchy medium swing that makes a great choice for vocalists. Paul Quinichette's tenor sax solo transcription available.
RUBY BRAFF: Here's Freddie Classic, laid-back mainstream jazz
SANTI DEBRIANO: Abra Cadabra A bright Latin piece
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