Salute To Birdland – Gigi Gryce

In this uptempo swing, Gigi Gryce borrows changes from I'll Remember April and transforms them into an entirely new composition. Lead sheets and second parts available, plus transcriptions of Gryce's alto sax solo and Joe Gordon's trumpet solo. We also have a "Gigi Gryce Project" version available with Minus You audio tracks for all instruments as well as a full quintet track.

Gigi Gryce

November 28, 1925 – March 17, 1983

Gigi Gryce was a fine altoist in the 1950s, but it was his writing skills, both composing and arranging (including composing the standard Minority) that were considered most notable. After growing up in Hartford, CT, and studying at the Boston Conservatory and in Paris, Gryce worked in New York with Max Roach, Tadd Dameron, and Clifford Brown. He toured Europe in 1953 with Lionel Hampton and led several sessions in France on that trip. Read more...

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