The Gigi Gryce composition, Basheer's Dream, is from the Kenny Dorham album Afro/Cuban, recorded in 1955. This medium-up Afro/Cuban chart features tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet,
This groundbreaking arrangement was written by George Russell in 1947 for the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band. It was first recorded live at Carnegie Hall then recorded at one of the last sessions Dizzy Gillespie
This chart has a long-lined melody contrasting with a Latin style accompanying figure and a specific and detailed drum part as created by Art Blakey. Then there is a contrasting second chorus ensemble
This is a lovely piece with a texture based on a rhumba rhythm with long melodic lines, a contrasting swing feel pedal figure and an arpeggio figure that caps each phrase in an even eighth-note rhythm.
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