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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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LESTER YOUNG SOLO TRANSCRIPTIONS

These two solo transcriptions are from a Lester Young compilation called THE COMPLETE SAVOY RECORDINGS. They are two takes of a variation on rhythm changes… LESTER YOUNG- EXERCISE IN SWING TAKE 1 LESTER YOUNG- EXERCISE IN SWING TAKE 1 OPEN … Continue reading

24. August 2012 by james
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CANNONBALL ADDERLEY- “IF THIS ISN’T LOVE” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

One of my all-time jazz favorites, Cannonball Adderley, ripping through his version of “If This Isn’t Love”, from the album CANNONBALL TAKES CHARGE. The two things I really love about Cannonball’s playing is the confidence and strength of his beat, … Continue reading

27. April 2012 by james
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LARRY GALES- “STRAIGHT NO CHASER” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

The Larry Gales solo transcription below is taken from the record LIVE AT THE IT CLUB with Monk on piano, Charlie Rouse on sax and Ben Riley on drums. Although Gales’ bass solo is composed mainly of quarter notes, it … Continue reading

07. January 2012 by james
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RALPH MOORE- “FREEWAY” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

The song “FREEWAY” is from Ralph Moore’s 1989 Landmark jazz recording, IMAGES . He gathered a group of fine musicians- Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Benny Green playing piano, Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on the drums. Moore contributed … Continue reading

02. January 2012 by james
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MILT JACKSON, “DR. JACKLE” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

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24. June 2011 by james
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OLIVER NELSON, “STOLEN MOMENTS” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

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01. June 2011 by james
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LESTER YOUNG- “ALL OF ME” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

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11. May 2011 by james
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JOHN SWANA AND PETER BERNSTEIN- “INNER URGE” SOLO TRANSCRIPTIONS

The two solos presented here are from saxophonist Ralph Bowen’s recording, SOUL PROPRIETOR . on it, he gathers a group of top notch players: Sam Yahel on B3 organ, drummer Brian Blade, Peter Bernstein on guitar and trumpeter John Swana. … Continue reading

21. April 2011 by james
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BRANFORD MARSALIS- “IN THE CREASE” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

  It’s been quite a long while since i’ve been able to post material. life in Tokyo has been pretty crazy since the big quake and subsequent nuclear drama. i ended up leaving Tokyo (and my computer) with my family … Continue reading

05. April 2011 by james
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JOHN COLTRANE w/ DUKE ELLINGTON, “TAKE THE COLTRANE”

This solo by Coltrane is from the classic Impulse recording DUKE ELLINGTON AND JOHN COLTRANE, featuring the bulk of Trane’s best known quartet with Ellington in on piano for McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on the … Continue reading

04. March 2011 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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JOHN COLTRANE- “MY SHINING HOUR” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

COLTRANE JAZZ, not as well known as other Coltrane records like GIANT STEPS or MY FAVORITE THINGS, is among my favorites of his Atlantic catalogue. it features along with the standard “My Shining Hour”,  great Trane originals like “Fifth House”, … Continue reading

30. December 2010 by james
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COLEMAN HAWKINS- “ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

On his solo on “All The Things you Are” from a record called BEAN STALKIN’, Hawkins plays two great choruses. the first is a very loose statement of the melody. Hawkins surrounds the notes of the melody with generous embellishment, … Continue reading

28. December 2010 by james
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