Smooth As The Wind – Tadd Dameron

This majestic Dameron composition deserves to be more widely known. It was a favorite of pianist Tommy Flanagan, and we have a melody transcription of a solo version he did for Billy Taylor's TV show.

Tadd Dameron

February 21, 1917 – March 8, 1965

A giant of the bebop era, Dameron had a wonderful melodic and harmonic imagination which he brought to compositions and arrangements for both small and big bands. Writing first for Harlan Leonard, Jimmy Lunceford, Count Basie and Billy Eckstine, in the late '40s Dameron started composing and arranging for Dizzy Gillespie's big band. He also recorded his own superb sextet for Blue Note Records in 1947 which featured trumpet great Fats Navarro. Read more...

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