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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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“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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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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DIZZY GILLESPIE- “OL’ MAN REBOP” LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTION

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27. August 2010 by james
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BOOKER LITTLE- “BOOKER’S BLUES” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

The solo below by Booker Little is from the song “Booker’s Blues”, that can be found on his record BOOKER LITTLE AND FRIEND. i transcribed the lead sheet in an earlier post and have finally gotten around to pulling his … Continue reading

21. August 2010 by james
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SIDE BY SIDE: ART FARMER/ CLIFFORD BROWN- “STOCKHOLM SWEETNIN’”, “FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE” AND “PHILLY J.J.” SOLO TRANSCRIPTIONS

Here are a couple of solos from two of jazz’s trumpet giants. they come from the album CLIFFORD BROWN MEMORIAL that features material recorded by the Tadd Dameron Orchestra which features Brown along with luminaries from bebop’s 2nd wave like … Continue reading

20. April 2010 by james
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FREDDIE HUBBARD- “HAPPY TIMES” LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTION

  This post came about because of a request from A.S., who has written me a couple of times expressing his support (thanks). i was only vaguely familiar with “Happy Times”, a tune by Hubbard featured on the record THE … Continue reading

12. March 2010 by james
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FREDDIE HUBBARD- “BIRDLIKE” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

Freddie… the picture pretty much says it all. he played his solo over “Birdlike” just like he looks here: confident, virile and slick. he spins out chorus after seemingly effortless chorus filled with great ideas, swing and that awesome SOUND… … Continue reading

11. March 2010 by james
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BRANFORD AND WYNTON MARSALIS- “CAIN & ABLE” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

  Doing transcriptions for PRACTICE PORTAL has been a blast. when i was younger, i used to transcribe a lot; for ear training, to cop ideas, to gather material for creating exercises, etc. as i matured and started working more, … Continue reading

26. December 2009 by james
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BOOKER LITTLE- “ROUNDER’S MOOD” AND WAYNE SHORTER- “DANCE CADAVEROUS”- LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTIONS

  It’s been a while since i lasted posted any music. i took a nice vacation with the family and thought about nothing but putting back a few beers and eating mom and dad’s home cooking. while i was gone … Continue reading

26. December 2009 by james
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BOOKER LITTLE- “HAZY HUES” LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTION

  Booker Little’s date, Out Front, is perhaps his best recording, followed closely by Booker Little And Friend. both are standouts because of excellent writing and blowing but what puts Out Front out front are the personnel choices: Eric Dolphy … Continue reading

26. December 2009 by james
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FREDDIE HUBBARD (1938-2008)

  The music world suffered a great loss with the passing of Freddie Hubbard, a gifted and highly influential trumpeter. some of my favorite recordings of his playing are: Speak No Evil and The Soothsayer by Wayne Shorter, Mosaic, Ugetsu … Continue reading

26. December 2009 by james
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“BOOKER’S BLUES”- LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTION

Booker Little, like Clifford Brown and Fats Navarro, was a young trumpeter who was taken from us before he realized his full potential. but in the time he was here, he left us with several awesome examples of his compositional … Continue reading

26. December 2009 by james
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