The Great Compositions by Tadd Dameron(2)

January 17.2017

Photo above of Charlie Rouse and Tadd Dameron and Fats Navarro

Photo above of Charlie Rouse and Tadd Dameron and Fats Navarro

Almost from the start of the bop movement, Dameron’s works had been favored by the new generation of jazz players.

Of course “Our Delight” had also become part of the standard jazz repertoire.

This piece was a moderately fast bebop song.

Tadd Dameron and Fats Navarro recorded “Our Delight” along with Fats Navarro and Ernie Henry , Charlie Rouse , Nelson Boyd and Shadow Wilson in 1947.

Photo above of Tadd Dameron by BerkleeJazz.org

Photo above of Tadd Dameron by BerkleeJazz.org

In the opening of “Our Delight,” he made a distinctive arrangement like an echo of Dameron’s big-band days.

Later years Tommy Flanagan said about Dameron’s work :
”It is very easy to play because the elements of an orchestra are built in.”

Photo Above of Tommy Flanagan

Photo Above of Tommy Flanagan

Here is Tadd Dameron and Fats Navarro Sextet play “Our Delight”.

Here is Roy Haynes, Paul Chambers and Phineas Newborn Jr. trio play “Our Delight”.

Here is Shelly Manne & His Men At The Black Hawk play “Our Delight”.

Here is Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones play “Our Delight”.

Here is Bill Evans trio play “Our Delight”.

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