Rainbow Over Harlem – Jon Burr
Jon Burr's charming medium swing has a memorable, lilting melody.
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- Recording: Jon Burr - In My Own Words
- Recorded on: April 7 & 8, 1993
- Label: Cymekob (CYK 804)
- Concert Key: G
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium slow)
- Tenor Sax - Rich Perry
- Piano - Bill Charlap
- Bass - Jon Burr
- Drums - Terry Clarke
Burr's knack for writing singable melodies is evident here—in fact, this is such a naturally lyrical piece that Jon later put a lyric to it (see the vocal version Rainbow Over Harlem (vocal)).
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born on May 22, 1953
Renowned bassist Jon Burr is a mainstay in the New York scene. At the age of 16 Charles Mingus asked him to sit in on bass at the Village Vanguard and Jon has steadily risen in the jazz world since then. He has worked alongside many of the jazz giants while cultivating his own unique sound. His early discography shows us that he hit the ground running upon arrival in the Big Apple, and includes recordings with Buddy Rich and Chet Baker. Read more...