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Jazz Blues – Freddie Hubbard Solo
One of the best blues trumpet solos!
Album: “Ready for Freddie”
Rhythm Changes – Buddy DeFranco Solo
I’ve been repeatedly asked for pdf copies of the transcription above…
so i decided to take a fair amount of $s out of your pocket for this one ;).
You’ll get a 9 pages pdf file full of finest bebop material!
Thank you all!
Crystal Bells – Chet Baker Solo
If you want to get in a sentimental mood, listen to this one! 😉
Really wonderful tune with a beautiful melody.
I transcribed it because i was interested in Chet’s doubletime playing.
Listen on Youtube:
Airmail Special – Eddie Daniels Solo
A really fast tune (about 270bpm).
The A-section comping during solo is like rhythm changes.
Sometimes you’ll find chords in parentheses.
I added them when Eddie might have thought other chords then the rhythm section 😉
Audio (extracted parts):
To Brenda with Love – Paquito D’Rivera Solo
Another great clarinet master is Paquito D’Rivera!
The solo is from a live concert at the 25th jazzweek in Burghausen Germany
(the first song they played…)
Listen full concert at Youtube:
Lady Bird – Chet Baker Solo
A very nice one! Chet 1959 in Milan.
Listen on Youtube:
minor7 lick – Buddy DeFranco
major7 lick – Charlie Parker
Great if you have a major chord for two or more bars.
The basic shape of the line is just a broken major triad.
Charlie often used approach notes in his playing.
A nice example how powerful this could be.
1. Chromatic approach from below to root, 3rd or 5th of the triad (start where you want)
2. Next chord tone above, diatonically approached from above
3. Repeat it (next chord tone below “1.” approached chromatically from below and so on…)
Try and start the lick on the downbeat or play it faster
=> different sound because you’ve all approach tones on the strong beats 😉
minor7 lick – Charlie Parker
The Honeysuckle Rose motiv is a very well know Charlie Parker lick.
It fits perfectly in the ii-V progression (land on the 5th of the V).
You can also use it over dominant chords (f.e. whole bar G7)