Pretty Memory – Bobby Timmons
A funky, driving medium swing with a 12/8 feel Latin intro also used in solo choruses..
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- Recording: Nat Adderley - Work Song
- Recorded on: January 25, 1960
- Label: Riverside (RLP 12-318)
- Concert Key: G minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Cornet - Nat Adderley
- Guitar - Wes Montgomery
- Piano - Bobby Timmons
- Cello - Sam Jones
- Bass - Keter Betts
- Drums - Louis Hayes
While Wes doesn't play it on the recording, our guitar part includes Sam Jones' cello part, which fits neatly onto the guitar's register, allowing guitarists to fill that role in an ensemble setting.
December 19, 1935 – March 1, 1974
A beloved pianist with one of the most easily recognizable styles, Bobby Timmons is responsible not only for bringing his unique gospel-tinged voice to the piano, but also for his funky compositional masterpieces that have become jazz standards, like Moanin’ and This Here (Dis Here). These two are by no means the only memorable original works of Bobby’s—nearly all of his works are instantly recognizable as Bobby Timmons originals, as they all have his signature style of soul, funk, and gospel, while maintaining the hallmarks of true hard-bop jazz. Born in Philadelphia to a religious family, Bobby studied piano with his uncle, who also taught McCoy Tyner. He moved to New York at age 20 to start his recording career with Kenny Dorham’s Jazz Prophets. Read more...