Today free Bass Sheet "Donna Lee" with Jaco Pastorius on Bass Guitar
"Donna Lee" is a be.bop jazz standard composed by Miles Davis. It was written in A flat and is based on the chord changes of the traditional jazz standard "
(Back Home Again in) Indiana". One unusual feature of the tune is that it begins with a half-bar rest. It is a very complex, fast moving chart that utilizes a compositional style based around the usage of four note groups over each change.
"Donna Lee" was originally recorded by the Charlie Parker Quintet on May 8, 1947 for Savoy Records in New York City. The performers for the session were Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Miles Davis (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Tommy Potter(bass), and Max Roach (drums). Also recorded in the same session were "Chasin' the Bird", "Cheryl", and "Buzzy".
Jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius recorded his interpretation of the tune, a solo fretless electric bass rendition featuring Don Alias on congas, for his debut album Jaco Pastorius (1976).
The tune is a particular favourite of avant-garde saxophonist Anthony Braxton, who has recorded it many times. It is also the last song ever recorded by trumpeter Clifford Brown, prior to his death in a car accident at age 26.
The guitar solo in the rock song "Monkey Bars" by Canadian rock band Coney Hatch from their debut Coney Hatch is a modified version of the intro to Donna Lee.