Orange Blossoms – Idrees Sulieman
This sensitive melody uses the changes of Body and Soul to create a completely new composition. Exclusive MP3s available: full audio track plus Minus You—choose your instrument and practice with the rest of the combo behind you!
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- Recording: Brian Lynch - Unsung Heroes, Volume 2
- Recorded on: December 22, 2009
- Label: Hollistic Music Works (HMW 2)
- Concert Key: D-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Flugelhorn - Brian Lynch
- Piano - Rob Schneiderman
- Bass - David Wong
- Drums - Pete Van Nostrand
Judy Niemack created a lyric version (With You) and that recording and vocal lead sheet is available on jazzleadsheets.com along with a no-vocal track (in A-flat).
Don Sickler: "Ballad tempos are very personal. Brian heard at ca. 60. Judy sang it at ca. 50. Depending on my mood, I've played it even slower."
"As we bring more of Idrees's wonderful compositions to jazzleadsheets, I'll be telling you more about him. For now, just soak up this beautiful ballad of his. I wish I had a recording of Idrees playing it!"
Brian Lynch recorded this song as part of his "Unsung Heroes" project. This project selected less-familiar works from under-recognized trumpet masters like Idrees, Louis Smith, Joe Gordon and Tommy Turrentine. Brian also wrote his own tributes to these masters for this project. To learn more about this critically acclaimed series, check out Brian talking about it himself.
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-- cllpmel minus trumpet
-- cllppn minus piano
-- cllpba minus bass
-- cllpdr minus drums
Rhythm section players should get the C lead sheet; melody players, get the appropriate one and play along with it!
August 7, 1923 – July 25, 2002
Idrees Sulieman was a bop and hard-bop trumpeter who achieved more success in Europe than the United States but left a worldwide legacy as a sideman on some of the most important recordings in jazz and as a composer of unusual, beautiful pieces. Born Leonard Graham in St. Petersburg, Florida, Idrees took up the trumpet when his father couldn't afford to buy him a saxophone. His passion for music brought him to the prestigious Boston Conservatory in the mid-1930s. Shortly after, he began his professional career playing with the Carolina Cotton Pickers in 1939 and the wartime Earl Hines Orchestra (1943-1944). The 1940s brought Idrees into the circles of some of the most important figures in jazz—he worked closely with Mary Lou Williams; had stints with Cab Calloway, Count Basie and Lionel Hampton; and was a sideman on Thelonious Monk's first session as a leader for Blue Note in 1947. Read more...