Symptoms – Curtis Fuller
This light swinger with a 32-measure form is classic Curtis Fuller—and classic hard bop. The full quintet arrangement is available.
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- Recording: Benny Golson - The Other Side Of Benny Golson
- Recorded on: November 12, 1958
- Label: Riverside (RLP 12-290)
- Concert Key: E-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trombone - Curtis Fuller
- Tenor Sax - Benny Golson
- Piano - Barry Harris
- Bass - Jymie Merritt
- Drums - Philly Joe Jones
The lead sheet represents the first part (the melody); the second part is also available in all transpositions. The Concert Condensed Score would also be the preferable part for piano, bass and drums when playing the quintet arrangement. Benny Golson (tenor sax) played the melody (which is our B-flat Tenor Sax leadsheet. Curtis Fuller (trombone) played our Trombone 2nd part.
born on December 15, 1934
After J.J. Johnson, Curtis Fuller is likely the most influential modern jazz trombonist. Born in Detroit and raised in an orphanage, he was a relatively late starter: he did not take up the trombone until age 16. But it was not long until he was cutting his teeth with saxophonists in the area like Pepper Adams and Yusef Lateef and guitarist Kenny Burrell, eventually building up his skills enough to move to New York in 1957. Curtis' first recording session, however, was in the previous year, with Pepper and also Detroit's Paul Chambers. This was also Curtis' first session with John Coltrane and Philly Joe Jones (check out High Step). Read more...