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OLIVER NELSON- THE KENNEDY DREAM

I had Kennedy Dream: Originals on vinyl many years ago and recently happened upon some of the music posted on Youtube. It’s a really interesting record that features Nelson’s arrangements of original music inspired by the life and times of … Continue reading

03. March 2014 by james
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VIRGIL JONES SOLO ON “NICA’S DREAM”

Virgil Jones, one of jazz’s unheralded trumpet greats, worked with a who’s who of musicians including Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Thad Jones- Mel Lewis, Joe Henderson… the list goes on and on. As a sideman for Johnny “Hammond” Smith’s date … Continue reading

16. January 2014 by james
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WARNE MARSH SOLO ON “YARDBIRD SUITE”

A transcription of “Yardbird Suite” from Warne Marsh’s self- titled date… “YARDBIRD SUITE”- WARNE MARSH SOLO MP3 OPEN TRANSCRIPTION WINDOW BUY WARNE MARSH ON AMAZON

11. January 2014 by james
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LEE KONITZ SOLO ON “DONNA LEE”

This Lee Konitz solo was taken off of his date LEE KONITZ WITH WARNE MARSH. A different take on the language of Dizzy, Charlie Parker and Bud Powell. “DONNA LEE”- LEE KONITZ SOLO MP3 OPEN TRANSCRIPTION WINDOW BUY LEE KONITZ WITH … Continue reading

10. January 2014 by james
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KENNY GARRETT SOLO ON “MOONTRANE”

THE ETERNAL TRIANGLE featuring Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw is another record that I kept on heavy rotation during my time in college… “MOONTRANE”- KENNY GARRETT SOLO MP3 OPEN TRANSCRIPTION WINDOW BUY THE ETERNAL TRIANGLE ON AMAZON

03. January 2014 by james
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MULGREW MILLER “I REMEMBER YOU” SOLO

If I were given a choice of one Mulgrew Miller record to listen to from this moment on, it would have to be WINGSPAN, with HAND IN HAND a close second. I first heard this record many years ago while in … Continue reading

31. December 2013 by james
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JOE HENDERSON- “WIGGLE WAGGLE” SOLO

One of things I enjoy most about living in Japan is hearing great music in the most unlikely places. Out shopping at a grocery store, I might hear some Stanley Turrentine over the speakers. I might hear a gangsta rap … Continue reading

01. October 2013 by james
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“SERENADE TO A SOUL SISTER”, LEAD SHEET AND STANLEY TURRENTINE SOLO

Horace Silver’s “Serenade To A Soul Sister” from his album by the same name, is a 24 blues waltz. Stanley Turrentine’s saxophone fits this style perfectly with his hard edged soul- blues concept. He had one of the most distinct … Continue reading

19. August 2013 by james
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“MEXICAN HIP DANCE” LEAD SHEET AND WOODY SHAW SOLO

THE JODY GRIND- depending on the day and my mood, my favorite Horace Silver record. Silver augments his tried and true hard bop concept with nods to soul jazz, latin music and post bop. I love the more ambiguous chord progressions … Continue reading

17. August 2013 by james
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JUNIOR COOK ON “BLOWIN’ THE BLUES AWAY”

Junior Cook contributes four solid choruses of riff- laden blues on the Horace Silver song, “Blowin’ The Blues Away”… JUNIOR COOK- “BLOWIN’ THE BLUES AWAY” Blowin OPEN TRANSCRIPTION WINDOW BUY BLOWIN’ THE BLUES AWAY ON AMAZON

13. August 2013 by james
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JOE HENDERSON AND STEVE KUHN ON “EIDERDOWN”

These two solos are from the classic Pete La Roca Blue Note outing called BASRA. The record features Henderson and Kuhn along with La Roca and Steve Swallow on drums and bass. The song “Eiderdown”, composed by Swallow is a … Continue reading

12. August 2013 by james
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BILL EVANS- “A TIME FOR LOVE” TRANSCRIPTION SKETCH

This is a transcription of the first chorus of Bill Evans’ reading of the Johnny Mandel classic, “A Time For Love”. It’s from the Bill Evans album ALONE. I’ll call this a sketch because it’s far from perfect- there are … Continue reading

13. July 2013 by james
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“FUCHSIA SWING SONG”- LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTION

“Fuchsia Swing Song” comes from Sam River’s album of the same name. It’s a 32 bar song written over the chord changes of the first half of Cole Porter’s “Night And Day”. Rivers varies the melody each time he plays … Continue reading

10. July 2013 by james
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CANNONBALL ADDERLEY- “ARRIVING SOON” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

  This Cannonball Adderley solo transcription is from his album THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET PLUS that features his brother Nat on coronet, Victor Feldman on vibes and piano, Sam Jones bass, Louis Hayes drums and Wynton Kelly sharing the piano … Continue reading

04. July 2013 by james
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MORE LESTER YOUNG SOLO TRANSCRIPTIONS

Takes 3 and 4 of “Exercise In Swing” from THE COMPLETE SAVOY RECORDINGS… Lester Young was such an amazing improviser. These takes and the ones in the previous post are the same in that they are pristine miniatures of his … Continue reading

23. September 2012 by james
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