Solo Transcription

Hot House – Charlie Parker solo transcription

Below is a transcription of Charlie Parker’s alto saxophone solo on “Hot House” as played on the Yardbird Suite collection.  The embedded PDF is in concert pitch, but an Eb part and a Bb part are also available on Scribd.  Enjoy!

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Dewey Square – Charlie Parker solo transcription

Below is a transcription of Charlie Parker’s alto saxophone solo on “Dewey Square” as played on the Boss Bird box set, Disc 2.  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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You And The Night And The Music – Kenny Kirkland Solo

Below is a transcription of Kenny Kirkland’s piano solo on the tune “You and the Night and the Music” from Jeff “Tain” Watts’ trio album MegawattsHere’s the track (sorry, couldn’t find a full version).  The album is fantastic and has a great version of Wayne Shorter’s “Black Nile” as well

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Yes Or No – Kenny Kirkland Solo Transcription

Below is a transcription of Kenny Kirkland’s piano solo on Wayne Shorter’s tune “Yes or No” from the great Branford Marsalis album Random Abstract.  This solo is full of great Kenny-isms.  Bars 27, 72, and 157 have a triad pair lick that Kenny was fond of, bar 35 has the diminished lick Kenny often played, and the solo is full of superimposed meters, which Kenny often did – check out the superimposed 6 over 4 in bars 43-47, 5 over 4 in bars 87-93 and 174-180, and 3 over 4 in bars 113-123 and 143-147.  Tons of great stuff in this solo.  Check out the whole track here.  Enjoy!

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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.

 

 

Hear the tune at: https://myspace.com/kennykirkland/music/song/mr.-j.-c.-228602-239429

 

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