006 FFF ~ TESS & Willem cover Nica’s Dream bass & flute

Good Morning flute lovees!

Today I bring you Nica’s Dream in a flute and bass duo. On upright bass is my dear friend Willem von Hombracht.

Nica’s Dream is written in 1956 by Horace Silver. He named it after Pannonica de Koenigswarter. For more cool info about Horace Silver, read his auto-biography “Let’s Get to the Nitty Gritty“.  This looks like a great book, I think I’d like to read it!

The tune starts with a Bb minor with a major 7th, then moves to an Ab minor with a major 7th in a latin feel. this sets the stage for some interesting harmonic ideas on the solos.

The bridge swirls around the Dbmaj tonality It is usually played with a swing feel. It has a short little measure in Dmaj right in the middle of it.

Horace Silver wrote tons of cool tunes.  I’m sure you’d love to check more of his discography.

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