Month: February 2013

Greg Skaff – Highway 54

Hello again – I’ve been working on tunes in odd meters, so below is a transcription of Greg Skaff’s tune “Highway 54” as played on the album “Blues For Mr. T”.  It’s a nice tune in 5/4 and you can hear it here.  I was going to post a transcription of Dave Holland’s tune Processional, which is another great tune in 5/4, but Dave Holland has lead sheets available on his website to download so it doesn’t seem right, but it’s a great tune to check out.

Peri’s Scope – Bill Evans’s solo transcription

Transcription of Bill Evans’s piano solo on “Peri’s Scope” from the album “Portrait in Jazz”.

Hear it at:

Check out my other Bill Evans transcriptions!

Without A Trace – There Is No Greater Love contrafact

Below is a transcription of “Without a Trace” a contrafact of “There Is No Greater Love” written by Jerry Bergonzi, as played on the trio record “The Line Between” with Bruce Gertz and Bob Kaufman.

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Take The Coltrane – Robert Kraut’s Guitar Solo – F Blues

Transcription of Robert Kraut’s guitar solo on “Take the Coltrane”, an F blues tune, as played on Tony Monaco’s CD “Intimately Live at the 501.”

I couldn’t find a full version online, but it’s on Spotify at:

Channeling – Jerry Bergonzi Alone Together contrafact

This is a lead sheet to Jerry Bergonzi’s tune “Channeling” which is a contrafact to the jazz standard “Alone Together”.  I took this off Alex Riel’s CD “UnRiel” and you can hear the tune here.  Bergonzi has also recorded it on the album “Wiggy”.

Passion Dance – McCoy Tyner’s Solo

Transcription of McCoy Tyner’s solo on “Passion Dance” from the record “The Real McCoy”.

Hear it at:

The first version is Right Hand only

The second version contains the Left Hand part, also.  Most of the chords in the left hand are three-note voicings of stacked perfect fourths.  I only included the top note of the voicing, so the Left Hand part can be built by stacking two perfect fourths beneath the top note.