Month: October 2013

Jerry Bergonzi – Confrontation – Confirmation contrafact

Below is a transcription of Jerry Bergonzi’s tune “Confrontation” which is a contrafact to the Charlie Parker tune “Confirmation”.

Hear the tune here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QVY76G/ref=dm_mu_dp_trk5

Kenny Kirkland – Mr. J.C. Solo Transcription

Below is a transcription of Kenny Kirkland’s solo on “Mr. J.C.” from Kenny Kirkland’s 1991 self-titled release.  The entire CD is incredible, but Kenny’s solo is burnin.  My favorites – Measures 47-49, the sideslip to B Major in measure 53, and the superimposed 7 in bars 166-177.

 

 

Hear the tune at: https://myspace.com/kennykirkland/music/song/mr.-j.-c.-228602-239429

 

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Barry Harris Drop 2 Piano Exercises

Hello again,

Below is a transcription of excerpts from the Barry Harris Masterclass YouTube video (viewable below).  Mr. Harris uses some incredible Drop-2 voicings here and some beautiful contrary motion.

Here’s the video.  Behold the skill of the great Barry Harris:

I took my favorite parts from that transcription and put them through all 12 keys.  These are great exercises to develop new sounds in all keys and to workout some new Drop-2 voicings.

 

 

Kenny Kirkland – Delfeayo’s Dilemma

Below is a transcription of Kenny Kirkland’s solo on “Delfeayo’s Dilemma” from Wynton Marsalis’ fantastic album Black Codes From The Underground.  The solo starts at 4:27.  The lick from measure 30-31 is the same one from the Ana Maria solo.  The lick in measure 74-75 is a nice minor pentatonic sound, but with scale degrees 1, 2, b3, 4, 5, and 6 instead of b7.

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Kenny Kirkland – Ana Maria

Hello again,

Below is a transcription of Kenny Kirkland’s solo on “Ana Maria”.   There’s a video on YouTube, but don’t ask me why the video is of a person driving a car.  Kenny’s lick from measure 118-119 is one of my favorite Kenny licks.  It really implies a GMaj7(#11) sound, but it also works over an Emin7 or an A7 chord.  Enjoy!

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