Riff Primitif – Herbie Nichols

One of Herbie Nichols' most complex and challenging compositions, especially with its rapid sequence of descending minor/major 7th chords. Piano Melody Transcriptions are available for both the master and alternate takes.

Herbie Nichols

January 3, 1919 – April 12, 1963

One year ago (January 3, 2019) we were at the Van Gelder Recording Studio celebrating Herbie's 100th birthday with his family and pianists Frank Kimbrough and Glenn Zaleski. Both Frank and Glenn each recorded a previously unrecorded Herbie Nichols composition, on the same piano Herbie played for his Blue Note sessions. These were the initial recordings that started my new project, the Herbie Nichols Solo Piano Summit. Read more...

8 songs available.