Kenny Kirkland

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.

 

 

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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

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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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