Song: "Tender Madness" ?

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by Bill Le May, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. Bill Le May

    Bill Le May Guest

    Does anyone know this song? I just saw it on a set list for a last-minute
    thing I'm playing tonight and I've never heard of it. I'd rather not learn
    it on the bandstand but I guess I might have to.
  2. Re: "Tender Madness" ?

    "Bill Le May" <blemay0@mchsi.com> wrote in message
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    > Does anyone know this song? I just saw it on a set list for a last-minute
    > thing I'm playing tonight and I've never heard of it. I'd rather not

    learn
    > it on the bandstand but I guess I might have to.


    You are probably referring to Sonny Rollins' "Tenor Madness". It's a jazz
    blues in Bb. It's not anything you have to learn per se.
  3. Bill Le May

    Bill Le May Guest

    Re: "Tender Madness" ?

    "Da Parrot-chick" <just@sk.me> wrote...

    > You are probably referring to Sonny Rollins' "Tenor Madness". It's a jazz
    > blues in Bb. It's not anything you have to learn per se.


    I hope you're right. It could be a typo by the pianist, although he's
    rather anal. It's on a a ten-page songlist with titles, key signatures, the
    personnel changes on each song - he even has his between-song patter
    completely scripted.

    The hell of it is I let myself get conned into playing for free. At the
    last minute the pianist asked me to play drums for a few tunes while their
    drummer switches over to vibes. At least I have no setup/teardown in this
    miserable heat.

    Thanks for your help.

    Bill
  4. Robert Schuh

    Robert Schuh Guest

    Bill Le May wrote:

    > Does anyone know this song? I just saw it on a set list for a last-minute
    > thing I'm playing tonight and I've never heard of it. I'd rather not learn
    > it on the bandstand but I guess I might have to.


    It is just a Jazz Blues.


    --
    Robert Schuh
    "Everything that elevates an individual above the herd and
    intimidates the neighbour is henceforth called evil; and
    the fair, modest, submissive and conforming mentality,
    the mediocrity of desires attains moral designations and honors"
    - Nietzsche

    "The meek shall inherit nothing" - Zappa
  5. Bill Le May

    Bill Le May Guest

    Re: "Tender Madness" ?

    Turned out to be a non-issue.

    The pianist had way too many songs scripted for the gig, so a lot of them
    were skipped,
    "Tenor/Tender Madness" among them. The show was a little sad in a way - he
    had a cavalcade of guests coming up to do a song or two, unpaid.

    For example, a husband-wife duo doing "Those Were The Days" from "All in the
    Family". It's cute when they do it at the local club now and then, but in a
    concert setting, no.

    For the record, the guy I replaced on drums played the vibes very well.
    However, his drums had the acoustic properties of cardboard, snare included.
    He mentioned backstage that he liked this small kit for its portability. I
    wonder why he bothers with bottom heads when he's got tape and sponge rubber
    chunks on the batter heads to deaden them. He's a music Ph.D. at a nearby
    college.

    Mind you, he played drums very well, too - the show was supposed to be sort
    of a loose jazz history (don't ask me where Edith and Archie fit in). He
    played (what I took to be) authentic early jazz drum parts in the first set.
    His time was solid and he did some fun things on the rims and woodblock. I
    stepped in the next set to play a couple bossa nova songs and then a
    dixieland (again, don't ask me about the programming).

    I downloaded "Tenor Madness" and shedded the head, all for naught. Meh.

    Thanks to those who responded,

    Bill

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