Systems – Grant Stewart
An uptempo "Rhythm changes" variant using the same bridge changes as The Eternal Triangle. The A section on the head has the bass walking freely on B♭ major throughout. Second parts are available for the quintet arrangement.
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- Recording: Grant Stewart - Estate
- Recorded on: December 8, 2005
- Label: Video Arts (1282)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Tenor Sax - Grant Stewart, Eric Alexander
- Guitar - Joe Cohn
- Piano - Ehud Asherie
- Bass - Joel Forbes
- Drums - Phil Stewart
About the arrangement: The two tenor saxes play in unison for much of the head, harmonizing in a few places. They are in fourths and fifths on the third and fourth measures; the first A section ends on a third (F and D). The second halves of the second A section and C section are voiced all in fourths, going to a sixth (A and C♯) at the end. The last measure of the bridge is harmonized in thirds.
Rhythm section players should get the Condensed Score.
born on June 4, 1971
A swinging tenor saxophonist, Grant Stewart is a powerful, expressive stylist in today's jazz scene. Born in Toronto, Stewart's early exposure to giants like Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins came from his father, an English teacher and semi-professional guitarist. By the age of 14 Grant was so advanced on the alto saxophone that he began playing professionally in the Pete Schofield Big Band. At 17, he made the switch to tenor and starting playing with some of his greatest influences in the Toronto jazz scene, Pat LaBarbera and Bob Mover. (He still does play alto saxophone to this day, but his love of artists like John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins encouraged him to make tenor his primary instrument.) Read more...