Rob's New Song – Rob Bargad
With a simple melody but intricate changes, this is a classic example of Rob's distinctive style.
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- Recording: Nat Adderley - Good Company
- Recorded on: June 20 & 21, 1994
- Label: Challenge (CHR 70009)
- Concert Key: C
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Piano - Rob Bargad
- Bass - Walter Booker
- Drums - Jimmy Cobb
On the recording (where it is titled Rob's New Tune), Rob plays the melody twice in and twice out. The melody on our lead sheets comes from him. Rob has a lot of fun playing around with the melody. On the recording, you can check out the way he varies the melody, inserting "fills" and freely interpreting the rhythm.
The lead sheet is a basic version of the song; Rob stretches it a lot, especially in the intro and ending. He also introduces an eight-measure "sendoff" for two choruses of trading with the drums (on the form); the rhythms are similar each time but not consistent enough to include on the lead sheet.
From this album, also check out Rob's War Zone.
Walter Booker started recording in 1961, but had to wait to do his first trio recording until 1966, with pianist Ray Bryant. Walter and Jimmy Cobb were recording together with Sarah Vaughan in 1976, and both can be found together on jazzleadsheets.com with pianists Ronnie Mathews in 1994 and with Bertha Hope on Book's Bok (named for Booker) and Gone To See T in 1999.
Drummer Jimmy Cobb has recorded with other classic rhythm sections. Check him out with Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers (Ease It and Waltz Of The Demons), and Bobby Timmons and Sam Jones (Easy Does It, A Little Busy and Joy Ride.)
born on September 7, 1962
Boston-native Rob Bargad is an accomplished pianist, organist, composer, songwriter, arranger, producer and teacher. In 1984 he began his jazz career accompanying Little Jimmy Scott and Dakota Staton in New York City. He toured the United States as the pianist for vibes master Lionel Hampton, the Harper Brothers and most notably, the late cornetist Nat Adderley. Rob played and recorded with Adderley for eight years. Read more...