Upptankt – Charlie Rouse
From Charlie Rouse's first album as a leader comes this exciting "rhythm changes" head. There's not a lot of melodic material, but there are some rhythm section hits to keep it going.
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- Recording: Charlie Rouse - Takin' Care Of Business!
- Recorded on: May 11, 1960
- Label: Jazzland (JLP 19)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Trumpet - Blue Mitchell
- Tenor Sax - Charlie Rouse
- Piano - Walter Bishop Jr.
- Bass - Earl May
- Drums - Art Taylor
The bridge changes have a classic tritone substitution, with II-V7s descending in half steps instead of a circle of fourths. Charlie Rouse's solo from the bridge of the in head is notated in the lead sheet; the C treble clef lead sheet also has Walter Bishop's piano fills at the ends of the A and C sections.
April 6, 1924 – November 30, 1988
An instantly recognizable tenor saxophonist, Charlie Rouse became well-known through his work with Thelonious Monk. Rouse played in Monk's quartet from 1958 to 1970; his dry, crackling timbre and bouncy rhythmic feel complemented Monk's music perfectly. Read more...