Solitaire – Ryan Kisor
This song shows a more melodic, subdued side of Ryan Kisor than usual, while still being subtly angular. The melody has a wide range, covering 2 1/2 octaves.
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- Recording: Ryan Kisor - This Is Ryan
- Recorded on: March 8, 2005
- Label: Video Arts Music (VACM 1266)
- Concert Key: A minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: 3/4 swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Ryan Kisor
- Tenor Sax - Grant Stewart
- Piano - Peter Zak
- Bass - John Webber
- Drums - Jason Brown
The melody also develops just a few ideas throughout the form; the A and E sections have the same melody, and the F section melody is a transposition of the beginning of the C section. Though more subdued than many Kisor compositions, this song is still a bit of a challenge because of the wide range of the melody; the line from the fifth measure of C to the fourth measure of D rises and falls over a range of two octaves and a 3rd. Our E♭ lead sheet has a few passages down an octave where it would be convenient to switch octaves.
There is an intro with a piano melody, again related to the head but over alternating G and F major chords. It's notated in the lead sheet. The coda tags the last eight measures of the head one more time.
born on April 12, 1973
Perhaps best known for his work with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Ryan Kisor is an accomplished trumpeter and one of the rising names on the jazz scene. Firmly rooted in the post-bop tradition, Ryan has obviously done a lot of listening to giants like Clifford Brown and Booker Little and Woody Shaw. Of course, he's also been influenced by contemporary mentors including Clark Terry and Wynton Marsalis, both masters of the art of great trumpet playing. Read more...