Solo Transcription

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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Au Privave – Jimmy Smith Organ Solo Transcription

Below is a transcription of Jimmy Smith’s 13-chorus organ solo on the Charlie Parker F blues tune “Au Privave”. As played on the 1958 Jimmy Smith album “House Party.”  Solo starts about 0:44 into the track.  There is hardly a 3rd that is un-grace noted.  Super funky.

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Fuchsia – Branford Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, Wynton Marsalis Solo Transcriptions

Below is a transcription of Branford Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland and Wynton Marsalis’s solos on the Kenny Kirkland tune “Fuchsia” from the 1983 Wynton Marsalis album “Think Of One.”

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Tonality of Atonement – Lead Sheet and Kenny Kirkland solo transcription

Below is a lead sheet for the Kenny Kirkland original “Tonality of Atonement” and transcription of Kirkland’s solo as played on the 1991 Charles Fambrough album “The Proper Angle”.  I was not able to find a recording online, but it’s worth purchasing for this track alone.

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Tonality of Atonement – Kenny Kirkland piano solo transcription

Long time no posting – been busy with school.  To make up for it, here’s a transcription of Kenny Kirkland’s piano solo on his original tune “Tonality of Atonement” as played at the 1991 Festival Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz with the David Sanborn Group.  His solo starts at about 22:10.  Enjoy!

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Charlie Parker – Marmaduke solo transcription

Below is a transcription of Charlie Parker’s alto saxophone solo on “Marmaduke” as played on Disc 3 of the Boss Bird box set.  The embedded PDF is in concert pitch, but there is an Eb part and a Bb part up on Scribd.  Enjoy!

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