Tunes on Tuesday: Airegin

Why this tune? Sonny Rollins wrote “Airegin” (“Nigeria” backwards) in 1954, and recorded it first with Miles Davis and his band. I drew on the version on Miles’ 1957 “Bags Groove” album for mypiano track. The first version I heard of the tune couldn’t be more different. That was Maynard Ferguson’s loud, fast big bandContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: Airegin”


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