While in Paris with Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra, trumpeter Clifford Brown teamed up with altoist Gigi Gryce and a top-notch rhythm section (pianist Henri Renaud, guitarist Jimmy Gourley, bassist Pierre Michelot, and drummer Jean-Louis Viale) for two fine sessions on this enjoyable album. Although Gryce was not a major soloist, he held his own with the trumpeter and was a talented composer. Most of the songs on this date are his, including “Minority” (Gryce’s most famous original). But it is Brown’s brilliant playing on such tunes as “All the Things You Are,” “I Cover the Waterfront,” and “Minority” that make this album so significant.
This book is a part of the highly ambitious Erik Veldkamp project to completely transcribe every note Clifford Brown ever put on record. You get the full tunes, complete with chord changes, expertly engraved, and ready for you to drop the needle and play along to your favourite records. Check out the full song list below, play some samples for free to the left, then grab an immediate PDF download above.
1. Goofin’ With Me.
2. All The Things You Are (take 1)
3. All The Things You Are (take 2)
4. Strictly Romantic
5. Minority (take 1)
6. Minority (take 2)
8. Blue Concept (take 1)
9. Blue Concept (take 2)
10. I Cover The Waterfront
11. Salute To The Bandbox (take 1)
12. Salute To The Bandbox (take 2)