Quiet Knowing – Jack Montrose
A sentimental ballad with an extended form. Our lead sheet comes from Jack's manuscript; the form of his big band arrangement on the recording is more complex.
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- Recording: Buddy Charles - We're Here
- Recorded on: September, 1993
- Label: Jazzed Media (1012)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Tenor Sax - Jack Montrose
- Trumpet - Wayne Bergeron, George Graham, Rick Baptist, Frank Szabo, Warren Luening, Carl Saunders
- Trombone - Charley Loper, Bill Watrous, Bob McChesney, Andy Martin
- Bass Trombone - Ernie Tack
- Alto Sax - Charlie McLean, Gary Foster
- Tenor Sax - Pete Christlieb, Gordon Brisker
- Bari Sax - Jack Nimitz
- Guitar - Mike Higgins
- Piano - Pete Jolly
- Bass - Chuck Berghofer or Trey Henry
- Drums - Ray Brinker
The C section as it appears on the lead sheet does not appear on the in head in the recorded arrangement—only in the out head. Our lead sheet shows the C section from Jack's original manuscript, a 16-measure section which starts with 9 measures the same as the A section, followed by further descending changes leading to two measures each of Bmaj7 and B♭maj7. The melody rises to the tonic B♭ for the Bmaj7. The out C section from the big band arrangement is a little different, and our lead sheet shows this version as well. This alternate ending is three measures longer; it has more colorful, unpredictable harmonies and resolves finally to E♭ major.
December 30, 1926 – February 7, 2006
Not to be confused with J.R. Monterose (coincidentally, also born in Detroit—and less than a month younger!), saxophonist Jack Montrose was associated with the West Coast "cool jazz" scene in the '50s, especially known as a composer and arranger. He is perhaps best known for his arrangements for Clifford Brown's 1954 septet album, "Jazz Immortal." Jack didn't play on this album, but he can be heard on many recordings from around that time by Shorty Rogers, Chet Baker, Art Pepper, and several other Los Angeles-based leaders. Read more...