Reverence – Jim Rotondi
This melodic 3/4 song has an unusual form, with repeated interludes featuring a busy bass line. A bass part is available with a transcription of Peter Washington's playing on the in head.
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- Recording: Jim Rotondi - Destination Up
- Recorded on: March 29-30, 2001
- Label: Sharp Nine (CD 1022)
- Concert Key: F minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: 3/4 swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Jim Rotondi
- Vibes - Joe Locke
- Piano - Mulgrew Miller
- Bass - Peter Washington
- Drums - Joe Farnsworth
It's an unusual form not unlike Peter Bernstein's Lullaby For B, but with a bit more definition in the form due to the melody dropping out for the bass-line interlude. The solo form is the equivalent of two A sections, a C section, and another eight measures alternating Fm7 and E♭m7 (with G♭7 at the end to lead back to the top). The out head has the same form as the in head, with the bass-line section after C leading to a final chord.
A bass part is available showing what Peter Washington plays on the in head of this recording; click on the Bass Corner tab for more details.
born on August 28, 1962
A major straight-ahead trumpeter and flugelhornist worldwide for twenty years, Jim Rotondi has charmed the jazz world with his warm tone, versatility and soulful improvisation. Born and raised in Montana—an unlikely place for a jazz musician—Jim was inspired by his musical family to take up the piano at age eight. At twelve, he switched to the trumpet. There was very little musical community to speak of in his hometown of Butte, but like many trumpeters, early exposure to a Clifford Brown vinyl set captured Jim's imagination and kindled within him a lifelong passion for jazz. Read more...