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MULGREW MILLER- “SECOND THOUGHTS” LEAD SHEET

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09. November 2014 by james
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McCOY TYNER- “FESTIVAL IN BAHIA” LEAD SHEET

McCOY TYNER- “FESTIVAL IN BAHIA” LEAD SHEET MP3 OPEN TRANSCRIPTION WINDOW

03. November 2014 by james
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JOE SAMPLE- “FREEDOM SOUND” LEAD SHEET

The Jazz Crusaders- one of my favorite jazz units of the ’60s. They had the precision and group empathy that comes from putting in a lot of time with each other, they had lots of interesting, original material, and they … Continue reading

20. August 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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“CAPE VERDEAN BLUES”, LEAD SHEET AND JOE HENDERSON SOLO

“The Cape Verdean Blues” is, in my opinion, one of Horace Silver’s most effective compositions. He takes an infectious melody and supports it with the very best aspects of his compositional style. The melody consists of two main motifs that … Continue reading

18. 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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“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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“DUG”- LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTION

Here’s a song (contrafact) I recently wrote that is based on the chord progression to “Sweet Georgia Brown”, and is inspired by Jackie Maclean’s “Dig” and the complex melodies of Lennie Tristano. It’s a tricky, twisty chromatic line with lots … Continue reading

08. July 2013 by james
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MCCOY TYNER- “EFFENDI” LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTION

“EFFENDI” is a nice McCoy tune that was recorded on an Impulse date called INCEPTION during his tenure with Coltrane, this date features Tyner in a trio setting with Elvin Jones and Art Davis on drums and bass. “EFFENDI” features … Continue reading

25. January 2011 by james
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BEN WEBSTER- “BETTER GO” LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTION

Here’s a great blues head from the classic date, BEN AND SWEETS featuring saxophonist Ben Webster and Harry “Sweets” Edison on trumpet. “Better Go”, written by Webster is a simple but extremely cool line that he plays in unison with … Continue reading

27. December 2010 by james
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DONALD BROWN- “THEME FOR MALCOLM” LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTION

“Theme For Malcolm”, written by Donald Brown, is another song featured on the Donald Byrd record GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS. it has a catchy rhythm section vamp with the piano and bass playing what sounds like a flattened out reggae … Continue reading

15. November 2010 by james
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DONALD BYRD- ALBUM MUSIC (LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTIONS)

“Fly, Little Byrd” is a tune by Donald Byrd, from his 1987 Landmark CD, HARLEM BLUES. along with Byrd are featured Kenny Garrett on alto sax, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums and … Continue reading

16. September 2010 by james
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CHICK COREA- “BLUES FOR LIEBESTRAUM” LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTION

Here’s another song from MIRROR MIRROR, a date led by Joe Henderson and features Chick Corea, Billy Higgins and Ron Carter. i featured other music from this CD in an earlier post. when i listen to “Blues For Liebestraum” blues … Continue reading

14. September 2010 by james
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DIZZY GILLESPIE- “OL’ MAN REBOP” LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTION

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27. August 2010 by james
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CHARLES LLOYD- “BLUES FOR BILL” LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTION

Here’s a catchy blues head by saxophonist Charles Lloyd which is featured on the record ACOUSTIC MASTERS I with Cedar Walton, Buster Williams on bass and the inimitable Billy Higgins playing drums. perhaps the song is named after Higgins but … Continue reading

26. August 2010 by james
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