Minority (Gigi Gryce song)

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Instrumental by Gigi Gryce with Clifford Brown
Recorded October 8, 1953
Genre Jazz
Composer(s) Gigi Gryce

"Minority" is a 16-bar jazz standard in a minor key[1] by Gigi Gryce, first recorded with Clifford Brown in Paris on October 8, 1953.[2] Gryce recorded it again with Art Blakey, and again on his The Hap'nin's album for Prestige (May 3, 1960).[3] It is one of the 500 songs in the 6th Edition Real Book where it appears on page 273[4] and has been recorded over 40 times by many of the big names in Jazz.[3]

Selected recordings[edit]


  1. ^ Catalano, Nick (2001). Clifford Brown : the life and art of the legendary jazz trumpeter. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 88. ISBN 978-0195144000. 
  2. ^ Gardner, Mark (1968). Pat Martino, "Strings!" Liner Notes. Final column: Prestige Records. 
  3. ^ a b "Minority - Gigi Gryce". Historical Notes. JazzLeadSheets.com. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  4. ^ The Real Book (6th ed.). Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Pub. Corp. 2004. p. 273. ISBN 978-0634060380. 
  5. ^ Transcription[1]
  6. ^ Transcription[2]