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228 ITS NATURE
third ad lib chorus (following the two theme chorus), starting exactly one minute from the opening of the number.
buddy de franco / Monogram
A study of the first four measures demonstrates his consummate sense of swing and symmetry, of construction and phrasing, at a tempo that would call for considerable technical mastery merely for an unbroken improvised sequence of evenly-played eighth notes. After displaying syncopation (into Measure 1), grace notes (in 1), a perfectly timed and placed triplet in which the notes are played parenthetically (notice how on the record they almost have the effect of grace notes leading into C and A), the passage ends with a "bebop" (an eighth, on the beat, followed by a syncopated quarter note—the A and D). Next (Measure 5) comes a long sequence of eighths starting shrilly on an excited triplet the