The dog days of summer are here. We're marking the start of August with a release that features our classic repertoire and highlights some of our special projects. This week's releases concentrates on important recording anniversaries. Classic recordings like Clifford Brown's Daahoud and Joy Spring (now available in F in addition to the E-flat version added earlier this summer) with details to these classics that are frequently overlooked. We've also added a new vocal selection: Jon Hendricks's lyric to Moanin' by Bobby Timmons.
Three more of our composers recorded four years ago this week in what we call our "Duos with Daryl" in a project with the extremely talented young bassist, Daryl Johns, who had just turned 15 years old at the time. We're releasing three pieces, two of which have only been recorded as part of this project, to commemorate the anniversary: Red Sky Waltz (Don Friedman), Silk (Norman Simmons), and Blues Scam (Richard Wyands).
To celebrate their birthdays this week, we are also adding A Laugh For Rory (Rahsaan Roland Kirk) and Smoke Signal (John Webber).
This release celebrates music recorded from 1954 to 2011 -- a diverse and exciting selection:
CLIFFORD BROWN: Daahoud
How well do you know Daahoud? Try it exactly how the quintet played it. Two Clifford Brown trumpet solos available.
CLIFFORD BROWN: Joy Spring
Think you know Joy Spring? Think again! New lead sheets in F available. Clifford Brown trumpet solo transcriptions available: master and alt takes from the quintet version (B-flat and C editions); septet version (B-flat and C editions).
BOBBY TIMMONS & JON HENDRICKS: Moanin'
A gospel-inspired lyric on a soul-jazz classic.
RICHARD WYANDS: Blues Scam
Angular hard-bop blues with a bridge. Piano-bass duo score available. This piece has never been recorded before. From the Duos With Daryl series; a jazzleadsheets.com audio exclusive.
NORMAN SIMMONS: Silk
Smooth rhythm changes. Piano-bass duo score available. This piece has also never been recorded before. From the Duos With Daryl series; a jazzleadsheets.com audio exclusive.
DON FRIEDMAN: Red Sky Waltz
Flowing & lovely with changing meter. Piano-bass duo score available. From the Duos With Daryl series; a jazzleadsheets.com audio exclusive.
RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK: A Laugh For Rory
Simple & modal, in two-part harmony. First and second parts available.
JOHN WEBBER: Smoke Signal
A modern head with many rhythm section hits in the head.