Transcriptions

It Could Happen To You – Red Garland Piano Solo Transcription

Below is a transcription of Red Garland’s piano solo on the tune “It Could Happen To You” from the Miles Davis quintet album “Relaxin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet.”

Hear it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzKVQyD-sBo

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Au Privave – Charlie Parker’s Solo

Below is a transcription of Charlie Parker’s Solo on “Au Privave”.  The embedded document is in Concert pitch, but there is also an Eb part and a Bb part on Scribd.  I can’t stop transcribing Bird – there is something about the clarity of his lines that I deeply enjoy.

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Black Nile – Kenny Kirkland’s Piano Solo

Hello again – below is a transcription of Kenny Kirkland’s piano solo on Wayne Shorter’s tune “Black Nile” as played on Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts’ 1993 trio album “Megawatts”.  It’s full of great Kenny-isms.  Bars 25-26 have a descending scalar pattern that Kenny was fond of, bar 34 and bar 142 have a diminished lick that Kenny tends to play, bar 46 has THE Kenny diminished lick, bar 60 has a 4ths-based shape that Kenny often played, bars 73-74 has a similar scalar pattern, only ascending instead of descending; the scalar pattern also appears in bars 119-123.  Enjoy!

PDF available on Box for download.

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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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