PDF download of the actual charts used in this recording, follow along or try these beboppers out with your own group. Charts are written in notation only.
JUMPIN' JAVA, A Smooth Bebop Blend with The Rich Severson Quartet
Rich's new CD features straight ahead bop plus merges bebop lines with funky grooves. 10 original songs that gives Rich's jazz quartet room to stretch out with some impressive bebop soloing. Recorded in one of the finest studios in California's Central Valley, Jumpin' Java is available as an Mp3 download with pictures and liner notes, or also available on CD. Rich's jazz quartet features Roy Carlson on bass, Gary Newmark drums and Darrell Devaurs on keys. All are undiscovered world class talent.
Jumpin' Java An up tempo, percolating cooker, introducing the band
Deal The Deck An up tempo jazz waltz with lots of changes that breaks into an extended blues
Sugar Dance Funky, minor tune with a bass intro then bebop lines and solos over a funky groove
Twisted Rhythm Straight ahead bebop over an up tempo Rhythm changes with a twist, blazing solos
Bop Till You Drop A funky groove & line that breaks into a double time extended minor blues
Communion, An Introspective song to give your ears a rest from all this bebop
DoBeDa A hooky smooth jazz tune that's radio ready
Santa Cruz A Latin groove that breaks into some extended soloing. Cool drumming
The Wes Side Of Heaven A bluesy shuffle of Rich's trubute to Wes Montgomery
My Bird Charlie Parker would have liked this one, lots of chords with a hooky "Bird like" line