Visitation – Paul Chambers
March 2 marks the 60th anniversary of Paul Chambers’ own recording of his classic bass feature composition, Visitation. Paul was a true “young lion” at age 20 when he recorded this on his first album as a leader (March 2, 1956). In addition to lead sheets, his transcribed bass solo is available from that recording. We also have two different exclusive audio recordings available; each of them have Minus You audio tracks as well. The bassist on both of our recordings is Daryl Johns (who was 13 years old at the time of both recordings). Both are quartet recordings, but very different: the first is a standard quartet (trumpet/piano/bass/drums}; the second quartet is multiple basses (four basses–all performed by Daryl Johns).
Context – Kenny Drew
This is a classic Kenny Drew composition, and we’re giving you four different performances to explore. Two of the performances include trumpeter Art Farmer videos, so you can now see him play as well as check out his solos in our transcribed solo editions.
Soppin’ The Biscuit – Roy Hargrove
A great groove head – this one will definitely put a smile on your face and get your head bobbin’. Fun to play. Roy originally recorded it with tenor great Stanley Turrentine.
Tom-Kattin’ – Lucky Thompson
We’re going to get more deeply into “rhythm changes” in the coming months, so this is a good one to get started with. You can also check out Lucky’s transcribed tenor sax solo for more rhythm changes ideas.