Below is a transcription of Kenny Kirkland’s piano solo on “My Ideal” off Wynton Marsalis’ album Think of One. Good stuff!
Below is a rough transcription of Herbie Hancock’s solo performance of “Embraceable You” from his Gershwin tribute album Gershwin’s World. With this transcription, I was more interested in the harmonic content of Herbie’s playing rather than an exact rhythmic transcription. Plus, I feel that it is more legible in this rough form considering how freely Herbie is interpreting the pulse. There is a ton of ridiculous harmonic stuff going on here, but I think my favorite is the movement from bars 1-2, going from G major to E flat minor (major 7th) – it’s just a beautiful sound. See the video below – the fun starts at 1:02:43.
Below is a transcription of Jerry Bergonzi’s tune “No Holes Barred” which is a B Flat blues tune off his record “The Line Between”.
Below is a transcription of Jerry Bergonzi’s tune “On Again Off Again” which is a contrafact of the jazz standard “Solar” from Bergonzi’s album “Three Point Shot”.
Below is a transcription of the Jerry Bergonzi tune “Small Pleasures” from the CD “The Line Between”. The tune is a contrafact of the Henry Mancini / Johnny Mercer tune “The Days of Wine and Roses”.
Hear the track at: http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/6221442/a/line+between.htm
Below is a transcription of the Jerry Bergonzi tune “Three Points Shot” off his trio record “Three Point Shot”. The tune is a contrafact to the Dave Brubeck tune “In Your Own Sweet Way”.
Hear the track at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003LEZSRM/ref=dm_mu_dp_trk3