“St. Louis Blues” is the first track from the great album, New Bottle Old Wine, Gil did in 1958 for World Pacific to feature Cannonball Adderley. It opens with that short, but amazing statement from Cannonball, and sets the attitude for the whole album. I am really excited to be able to offer this classic chart, taken directly from Gil’s original manuscript, for the first time on ArtistShare®. This is a great feature for a guest artist or a standout saxophonist in the band.
In addition to the study score, you will also receive a PDF download of a scanned page from Gil's original manuscript. You will also have access to a supplemental video in which I explain the unique history behind my discovery of this "lost" work and a streaming audio show in which I analyze the chart, discussing Gil's use of harmony, orchestration, and more.
I've worked on bringing this music back to life for a very long time, and it I am confident I can provide you with new insights into these previously forgotten masterpieces. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity get your hands on this priceless study score from one of the greatest, most dynamic composer/arrangers in jazz history.