Waiting For Brown – Ryan Kisor
Built around a 7/4 vamp, this song presents a different sort of challenge than many of Ryan Kisor's more bebop-based workouts. The melody is angular and trumpet-istic in the distinctive Kisor style.
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- Recording: Ryan Kisor - This Is Ryan
- Recorded on: March 8, 2005
- Label: Video Arts Music (VACM 1266)
- Concert Key: F minor, No key center
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Trumpet - Ryan Kisor
- Tenor Sax - Grant Stewart
- Piano - Peter Zak
- Bass - John Webber
- Drums - Jason Brown
The form of the head is a 6-measure A section in 4/4, 2 measures of the 7/4 vamp (B), 4 more measures in 4/4 (C), and 4 more of the vamp (D). The changes are chromatic rather than tonal, with some half-step root motion of maj7(♯11) chords in the A section and minor seventh chords of the C section. The A and C section melodies snake through the changes in the angular Kisorian vein. The last two measures of the C section have a stop-time rhythm section figure.
Solos are on a different form from the head, based on the A and B sections but stretched out. The chords from the A section's first two measures are extended to four measures each, followed by a six-measure section with the same chords as the A section's third through fifth measures twice as slow. The solo form concludes with four measures of the vamp. The vamp is used as an intro, but not an ending; the out head concludes at the end of the C section.
born on April 12, 1973
Perhaps best known for his work with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Ryan Kisor is an accomplished trumpeter and one of the rising names on the jazz scene. Firmly rooted in the post-bop tradition, Ryan has obviously done a lot of listening to giants like Clifford Brown and Booker Little and Woody Shaw. Of course, he's also been influenced by contemporary mentors including Clark Terry and Wynton Marsalis, both masters of the art of great trumpet playing. Read more...