Tom Harrell – David Berkman
A bossa with colorful harmony and no key center. Inspired by Tom Harrell's playing and composing, it was written to feature Tom on David's first album as a leader.
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- Recording: David Berkman - Handmade
- Recorded on: February 16, 1998
- Label: Palmetto (PM 2039)
- Concert Key: No key center
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin (Bossa)
- Flugelhorn - Tom Harrell
- Alto Sax - Steve Wilson
- Piano - David Berkman
- Bass - Ugonna Okegwo
- Drums - Brian Blade
On this recording, the horns are harmonized throughout the head except for the end of the B section. Second parts are available for this quintet arrangement. The Concert Condensed Score would be good for rhythm section players.
Tom Harrell was recorded on David Berkman's first date as a leader, "Handmade," and featured Harrell on trumpet. Berkman cites Harrell as a major influence as a player and composer. "I'm impressed by the way he can find unique chord relationships—like on his song Terrestris which is a blues built from V-ii bars instead of the more usual ii-V's. I tried to do some of that sort of thing on this song—finding chords that move from one to another in a fresh way. I'm happy with this composition because it combines an interesting and constantly moving harmony with a simple and, I think, engaging melody line."
born on December 28, 1958
Since moving to New York in 1985, David Berkman has been an important part of the jazz community. He is an award-winning composer/bandleader (2000 Doris Duke/Chamber Music America New Works Creation and Presentation Grant), a recording artist whose nine recordings as a leader have appeared on numerous best records of the year critic’s lists (the New York Times, the Village Voice, Downbeat, JazzIz, Jazz Times and others) and an award-winning jazz clinician who has performed and taught at numerous jazz camps, universities and conservatories around the United States, South America, Asia and Europe. Read more...