Tracey – Marty Sheller
Originally recorded as a bolero, this lyrical song also works as a ballad. The 24-measure form contains no repeats and features a wide variety of harmonic motion.
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- Recording: Mongo Santamaria - Free Spirit (Espiritu Libre)
- Recorded on: January, 1985
- Label: Tropical Budda (TBLP 002)
- Concert Key: E-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin (Bolero)
- Trumpet - Eddie Allen
- Flute - Sam Furnace
- Tenor Sax - Tony Hinson
- Piano, Synthesizer - Bob Quaranta
- Bass - Eddie Resto
- Drums - Bobby Sanabria
- Congas - Mongo Santamaria
- Bongos - Pablo Rosario
This recording is a tenor sax feature. It is a bolero, but this song also works as a ballad. The last four measures of the melody are also used as an intro; the flute melody line in this section appears in our lead sheets, as well as the bass line.
Marty became a good friend of the pianist Rodgers Grant, growing up and working with the Hugo Dickens Orchestra in the Bronx, NY, and of the alto saxophonist Bobby Porcelli. Those two composers are coming soon to jazzleadsheets.com.
We also have available Marty's exciting composition Marvelous Marvin, named for the dynamic fighter Marvelous Marvin Hagler. It's available as a printed Octet arrangement by Don Sickler. It was recorded in 1988 on the first album by the group "Superblue"; also the first album released on the Somethin' Else label (Japan) to celebrate the revitalization of the Blue Note label in Japan. The album was then also released in the US on Blue Note, and in 1994 Sickler did a sextet adaptation of Marvelous Marvin that was recorded on T.S. Monk's third album for Blue Note ("The Charm").
March 15, 1940 – September 16, 2022
Marty Sheller, trumpet player, composer, arranger and record producer was born March 15,1940 in Newark, New Jersey. His first instrument was snare drum which he took up at age 10, studying with a neighborhood friend of his family, and even though he switched to trumpet a year later, his love of percussion has played a major role in his career. Read more...