Jerry Bergonzi – On Again Off Again – Solar Contrafact

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”.



Jerry Bergonzi – Three Points Shot – In Your Own Sweet Way contrafact

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”.

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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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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”.

He’s Dead Too – Jerry Bergonzi – Lady Bird contrafact

Below is a transcription of the melody to “He’s Dead Too“, a tune by Jerry Bergonzi.  The tune is a contrafact of Tadd Dameron’s tune “Lady Bird” (see also: “Half Nelson“).  “He’s Dead Too” is from the Alex Riel album “Unriel” which is a pretty solid album, featuring Mike Stern on guitar, Eddie Gomez on bass, Michael Brecker and Jerry Bergonzi alternating on sax, and Niels Lan Doky on piano.  Enjoy!