Crazy about those chord changes, swing musicians began riffing on George Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm" almost the first night Ethel Merman bellowed it on Broadway, in 1930. "Rhythm changes," as they were soon called, provided scaffolding for any number of bebop originals, not least "Salt Peanuts." But the first to harvest a new piece from them was... More >>>
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Michel Camilo: Conventional, but he does the trick.