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!
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.
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.
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!
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!