Too Sweet To Bear – David Hazeltine
This modern jazz bossa is built around a four-measure vamp but travels to a few different keys. A Solo Piano Arrangement is available.
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- Recording: David Hazeltine - The Classic Trio, vol. II
- Recorded on: January 13 & 14, 2000
- Label: Sharp Nine (CD 1019-2)
- Concert Key: No key center
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin (Bossa)
- Piano - David Hazeltine
- Bass - Peter Washington
- Drums - Louis Hayes
The form consists of five eight-measure phrases, with the last section a vamp that also appears as an intro and ending. Each section is different, but the last four measures of the B section are the same as the first four of the D section. With all its convolutions, this song is a fascinating challenge to improvise over.
David's creativity with interesting chord substitutions even brought to life the Christmas standard Little Drummer Boy featured on pianist Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" radio program Christmas album.
born on October 27, 1958
Heralded by pianist Cedar Walton as the "brightest star on jazz piano's horizon," David Hazeltine is considered to be one of jazz's premier pianists as well as composer-arrangers. With a mantra to "swing as much as humanly possible," David's style is infused with influences of Art Tatum, Bud Powell, Buddy Montgomery, Barry Harris and Cedar Walton while still retaining his own fiercely individual voice. Hailing from Milwaukee, David made his professional debut on the organ when he was just thirteen years old. Read more...