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Tricrotism tempo?

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by c-ba55, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. I have sheet music for Oscar Pettiford's Tricrotism, but no recording. I can play it around 110bpm, maybe 130. How fast is it supposed to go? It just says medium swing, which covers a lot of ground.
  2. Chrix


    Apr 9, 2004
    I'd say in or around the tempos you've got listed there. That's around what I play it at. But whatever is comfortable to you.
  3. msw


    Aug 21, 2003
    Tricotism is a great song and a great one to have down on the bass @180=1/4 note. Composed by O.P. and recorded by, among others,
    Cannonball Adderley Oscar Pet ... Much in Common 1962 Jazz

    Monty Alexander Oscar Pet ... Monty Alexander in Tokyo

    Ray Brown Oscar Pet ... Ray Brown with the All Star Big

    Ray Brown Oscar Pet ... Two Bass Hits 1988 Jazz
    Composed by: Oscar Pettiford

    Ray Brown Oscar Pet ... Ultimate Ray Brown 1999 Jazz

    Jaki Byard Oscar Pet ... Phantasies, Vol. 1 1985 Jazz

    James Carter Live at Baker's Keyboard Lounge 2004 Jazz

    Keith Copeland Oscar Pet ... Round Trip 1996 Jazz

    Dave Corbus Trio Oscar Pet ... Trios Time 1999 Jazz

    Eddie Daniels Oscar Pet ... Jazz and World Music Celebration: 10th Anniversary Special Edition

    Eddie Daniels Oscar Pet ... Real Time 1994 Jazz

    John Fedchock Oscar Pet ... No Nonsense 2002 Jazz

    Mo Foster Oscar Pet ... Southern Reunion 1991 R&B

    John Goldsby Oscar Pet ... Tale of the Fingers 1993 Jazz

    Tom Harrell Quintet Oscar Pet ... Open Air 1986 Jazz

    Gene Harris Cohn, Al Big Band Soul: Live at Town Hall, N.Y.C./World Tour 1990 2002 Jazz

    Gene Harris Oscar Pet ... World Tour 1990 1990 Jazz

    John Leitham Oscar Pet ... Leitham Up 1989 Jazz

    Carl Leukaufe Oscar Pet ... Warrior 1995 Jazz

    Jimmy Madison Oscar Pet ... 90 Degrees with 100% Humidity 1996 Jazz

    Dave McKenna Oscar Pet ... Sunbeam and Thundercloud 1995 Jazz

    Marian McPartland Oscar Pet ... Personal Choice 1982 Jazz

    Julian Pressley Oscar Pet ... Steppin' Out 2000 Jazz

    Max Roach Oscar Pet ... In the Light 1982 Jazz

    Max Roach Oscar Pet ... To the Max 1990 Jazz

    Karl Schloz Oscar Pet ... Smooth One 2001 Jazz

    George Shearing Oscar Pet ... Windows 1980 Jazz

    Joe Temperley Oscar Pet ... Double Duke 1998 Jazz

    Lucky Thompson Oscar Pet ... Tricotism 1956 Jazz

    3 for All Oscar Pet ... 3 for All 1996 Jazz

    Ernie Watts Oscar Pet ... Unity 1994 Jazz

    Oscar Pet ... Live At The Beowulf: Arbors Historical Series, Vol. 5 2004 Jazz
  4. Scot

    Scot Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2004
    Pacifica, CA, USA
    +1 on that. Be sure to learn the OP solo if you have it (starts with the Looney Tunes theme). It's a lesson in the 'chromatic targeting of chord tones' approach (were you approach a chord tone from a half step above, then below).

  5. Tricotism is marked at 160 in the Oscar Pettiford solos book (transcriptions by Volker Nahrmann).
  6. Ahh...I do this as a slow ballad in the key of G :D