Sweet Life – Tadd Dameron

A lush ballad with the classic Dameron touch. It was never recorded during his lifetime, but was brought to life in a recent recording by saxophonist Houston Person. Our own Minus You version is also available.

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...

15 songs available.