Rockin' At Ryan's – Oran "Hot Lips" Page
Classic jump blues! A condensed score and first and second parts are available for this arrangement, which consists of four riff blues choruses that on the recording are used as backgrounds for different soloists. We also have a transcription of Lucky Thompson's tenor sax solo; this recording was his first session.
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- Recording: Hot Lips Page - Commodore 571B
- Recorded on: March 8, 1944
- Label: Commodore (571B)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Trumpet - Hot Lips Page
- Tenor Sax - Lucky Thompson, Lem Johnson
- Piano - Ace Harris
- Bass - John Simmons
- Drums - Sid Catlett
The original recording really consists of solos with no "head"; different soloists have different background riff choruses, which are shown in our condensed score and parts. The first and last of these work as in and out melodies, but on the recording Page solos on top of both. There are four riff choruses in all; the first, third, and fourth are played in two-part harmonies behind a third horn soloist. First and second parts are available reflecting these harmonies.
A transcription of Lucky Thompson's tenor sax solo is available; click on Solos for more details.
January 27, 1908 – November 5, 1954
Oran “Hot Lips” Page is remembered as one of the most exciting soloists of the swing era. His trumpet and vocal styles were both strongly influenced by Louis Armstrong, but with plenty of his own personal flair. He is particularly associated with the Kansas City scene of the early to mid-1930s. Read more...