This brisk swinger was written for a going-away gig for a then-18-year-old drummer Aaron Kimmel (back in 2006). Aaron, who began gigging with us during his later high school years, was headed off to the prestigious Jazz @ Juilliard program. He has since graduated and been extremely successful working his way into the upper echelon of NYC jazz, including tours and club dates with Toshiko Akiyoshi's quartet, and others.
BTW - Aaron is not the drummer on this recording (he was already gone by this time!), but the veteran color man Phil Haynes. Love it!
This is one of my tunes written in a swing feel, but in which the bassist never walks. Or else. S/he is free to embellish the groove, or play something else that sounds good — but no walkin' aloud on this one.
Help yourself to these lead sheets, transposed for all the usual suspects.