Month: May 2015

Line Up – Lennie Tristano Solo Transcription

Below is a transcription of Lennie Tristano’s brilliant piano solo on “Line Up” which has the same chord changes as the jazz standard “All Of Me.” Rather than indicating the tune’s standard harmony, I’ve indicated the harmony Tristano is implying.

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Freddie Hubbard – Birdlike solo transcription

Below is a transcription of Freddie Hubbard’s trumpet solo on “Birdlike” as played on the 1961 Freddie Hubbard album “Ready For Freddie.”  Brian Lynch was talking about this solo at a masterclass a few weeks back, particularly about the value of taking the 2nd chorus through all 12 keys since it’s got so much language in it, so I thought I’d rip the solo.  I was struck by how often Freddie uses natural sevenths over dominant seventh chords – lots of E naturals on F7’s and A naturals on Bb7’s.  Enjoy!

The solo is also available in Bb here.

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Round Midnight – Herbie Hancock Reharmonization (sketch)

It’s been too long again – I’ve been busy trying to finish my Master’s.  Almost there!  Below is a transcription of Herbie Hancock’s reharmonization of the Thelonious Monk composition “Round Midnight” from the 1986 film of the same name. It’s not an exact transcription – I was more concerned with Herbie’s harmony and the shapes of his lines than with the exact rhythms/notes.  I also left out the interlude between the head and Herbie’s solo. Enjoy!

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