Oasis And The Mirage – Kenny Drew, Jr.
A 5/4 song with an open-ended feeling, evocative like its title.
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- Recording: Kenny Drew, Jr. - Kenny Drew, Jr., at Van Gelder's
- Recorded on: July 7, 2010
- Label: jazzleadsheets.com (JLS 1052)
- Concert Key: A minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Even 8ths (medium)
- Piano - Kenny Drew, Jr.
In the solo changes, the last two measures are simplified to Bm7♭5 - B♭7. The chords in the last two measures of the head are only heard once, on the in head: the out head vamps and fades to end on the 13th through 16th measures, which alternate Gm7 and D7sus.
There is an intro which repeats the changes of the first four measures of the head, establishing the groove. Our lead sheets show the piano voicings on this intro, which is also used to set up the out head after the solos.
Kenny recorded another solo piano video of The Oasis And The Mirage (also on Youtube) in 2011 on his friend Tom Becker's Steinway D. Kenny's last recording in 2013 was an album of Becker's compositions.
June 14, 1958 – August 3, 2014
Kenny Drew, Jr., son of pianist/composer Kenny Drew, Sr., started music lessons at the age of four. He studied classical piano with his aunt Marjorie, but soon found he enjoyed playing jazz as well. He performed worldwide with a comprehensive variety of musicians, including Stanley Jordan, OTB, Stanley Turrentine, Slide Hampton, the Mingus Big Band, Steve Grossman, Yoshiaki Masuo, Sadao Watanabe, Smokey Robinson, Frank Morgan, Daniel Schnyder, Jack Walrath, Ronnie Cuber and many others. Read more...