Lead Sheet

The Kicker – Joe Henderson

Last post of the night – still with the Horace Silver theme.  Below is a lead sheet to Joe Henderson’s “The Kicker” as played on the wonderful Horace Silver album Song For My Father.   The notations at the bottom of the staff are the rhythm section hits – I know it muddles up the lead sheet a little bit, but I couldn’t think of a better way to convey this information and keep it to one page.  Enjoy!

How Did It Happen – Horace Silver

Further keeping with the theme, this a lead sheet to the last track from Horace Silver’s album Blowin’ The Blues Away, entitled “How Did It Happen“.  Enjoy!

Blowin’ The Blues Away – Horace Silver

Happy Thanksgiving all!  And apparently it’s Horace Silver day, since I have been combing through the archives and have found a fair amount of Horace Silver stuff to upload – so let’s get started.  First is a lead sheet to the tune “Blowin’ The Blues Away” off the album of the same name.  Enjoy

Freddie Freeloader – Wynton Kelly’s piano solo

This solo is near and dear to my heart – it’s the first solo I ever transcribed when I started learning jazz piano.  This is Wynton Kelly’s piano solo on the Miles Davis tune “Freddie Freeloader” from the incredible album Kind of Blue.  The tune is a Bb blues with a slightly different turnaround – it goes to an Ab7(#11) chord for the last 2 bars.  Enjoy!

Birdlike – Freddie Hubbard

Alright, one of these days I’m going to go through backlog and post a bunch of stuff.  But, alas, that day will not be today.  So, here’s a quick and dirty lead sheet to Freddie Hubbard’s tune “Birdlike” from his fantastic album Ready For Freddie.  The album also features Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, and Elvin Jones (among others) and is definitely a solid investment – hours of listening pleasure to be had there.

Kenny Dorham – Prince Albert

So it’s been too long, again.  This seems to keep happening… hmm.  Well, below is a lead sheet to Kenny Dorham’s tune “Prince Albert” off the album The Jazz Messengers at the Cafe Bohemia Vol 1.  Not exactly the shortest album title, but descriptive at the very least. The album features Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor, Horace Silver on piano, Art Blakey on drums, and Doug Watkins on bass – a veritable who’s who of hard bop musicians.  The tune is based on the changes to the jazz standard “All The Things You Are“.  Listen to the tune on Youtube – Kenny’s solo is great, as he always is.