Song Of Gideon – Jonny King
Soaring and lyrical with a colorful set of changes, this gentle bossa was recorded by drummer Tony Reedus featuring Jonny's mentor, pianist Mulgrew Miller.
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- Recording: Tony Reedus - The Far Side
- Recorded on: November, 1988
- Label: Jazz City (D22Y-01316)
- Concert Key: D-flat, No key center
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin (Bossa)
- Soprano Sax - Bill Evans
- Piano - Mulgrew Miller
- Bass - Charnett Moffett
- Drums - Tony Reedus
For most of the head, the rhythm section plays a 1-feel—whole notes in the bass. The fifth and sixth measures of the A sections on the recording have bass fills, but these are optional as the melody is a bit busier here than in the rest of the section. The coda repeats the last four measures two more times.
Tony Reedus recorded with an impressive lineup of jazz legends in 1988. Earlier in that year he played on Ronnie Mathews' Salima's Dance; he also appeared on live albums by Teddy Charles and Jackie McLean as well as studio recordings by Benny Green and Kenny Garrett.
born on February 2, 1965
Born in New York City, Jonny King has been making headway on the piano since the age of 9. His exposure to legendary pianists Earl Hines and Teddy Wilson, and an impromptu performance with Dizzy Gillespie at the age of 10, ignited his interest in jazz. Through these connections he began a working as a sideman in the New York clubs as a teenager. In the 1980s he began studying with bebop pianist Tony Aless as well as Mulgrew Miller, who became an important figure in King's life. Read more...