Patience – Santi Debriano
This blues-like song in 3/4 is mostly based on slash-chord and pedal-point harmonies, giving a unique meaning to the relatively simple melody as well as an intriguing challenge to the soloist.
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- Recording: Larry Coryell - Monk, Trane, Miles & Me
- Recorded on: May 28, 1998
- Label: HighNote (HCD 7028)
- Concert Key: D minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: 3/4 swing (medium)
- Guitar - Larry Coryell
- Piano - John Hicks
- Bass - Santi Debriano
- Drums - Yoron Israel
The melody choruses have an extra two measures of pedal point vamp that are not part of the solo choruses. Although it may look a little unconventional, we think we've made this clear in the lead sheets: a repeat sign below the staff indicates the end of the solo chorus.
While the melody to this tune can certainly be played by beginning and intermediate guitarists, interpreting the chromatic harmonies while soloing is a challenge more suited to advanced players.
born on June 27, 1955
An acclaimed master of both straight ahead and outward leaning excursions, Santi Debriano is a top jazz bassist in New York. Born in Panama, Santi moved to Brooklyn at the age of four. Inspired by his father, an Afro-Cuban pianist-composer, by the age of nine Santi began studying classical bass in a New York City school for gifted children. He studied composition at Union College in New York, then attended the New England Conservatory of Music and Wesleyan University where he was able to give his bass playing priority. He halted his studies when offered to tour with tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp with whom he played for four years. Read more...