Nice N' Greasy – Adriano Acea
A fun, funky, swinging blues head in that classic ‘60s soul-jazz style. Our lead sheets contain the two-horn harmonies from the recording.
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- Recording: Lou Donaldson - The Natural Soul
- Recorded on: May 9, 1962
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 1408)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Tommy Turrentine
- Alto Sax - Lou Donaldson
- Organ - Big John Patton
- Guitar - Grant Green
- Drums - Ben Dixon
There is a two-horn arrangement on the recording; it’s simple enough that we’ve chosen to include the harmonies in our lead sheet instead of making a condensed score and parts. The end of each melody phrase is harmonized, mostly in sixths but with one major seventh in the 8th measure: F♮ harmonized with F♯, the ♯9th and 3rd of D7.
Four days before this Lou Donaldson session, trumpeter Tommy Turrentine recorded with saxophonist Dexter Gordon on the latter’s rather obscure album “Landslide.” The only other 1962 recording of Turrentine is on his brother Stanley’s album “Jubilee Shout,” also featuring guitarist Kenny Burrell and pianist Sonny Clark.
September 11, 1917 – July 25, 1963
John "Johnny" Adriano Acea was a Philly-based pianist best remembered for his superb accompaniment of many jazz legends. Known and credited by several names, his legacy is fragmented: some of his best work is credited incorrectly, making it difficult for historians to properly recognize this talented composer and pianist, landing him in some obscurity despite a skill that his peers heralded. His collaborations with Grant Green, Ben Webster, and Illinois Jacquet are his best-known. Read more...