Liam Byrne Tenor Saxophone Blues Solo Transcription

Here’s a nice swingin’ blues solo transcription I started working on a few days ago.   This is from a young tenor sax player, Liam Byrne.   The group is called BBQ and stands for Brownfield/Byrne Quintet.  Here’s a short Bio about Liam Byrne from his website: ‘…Saxophonist Liam Byrne, from North Wales (UK), studied at Leeds College Read More…

Donny McCaslin Blues Solo in 4ths Transcriptions

Here are 2 more solo transcriptions I started working on yesterday. This is from a clinic recording of Donny McCaslin demonstrating using fourth intervals while improvising over a standard blues on the tenor saxophone.  I have no idea what this is from or even where I got it but it must have been on the internet somewhere.  I Read More…

Bob Mintzer’s Solo Transcription on Invitation

Here’s another solo transcription I started working on a few weeks ago. This is from one of my favorite tenor sax players, Bob Mintzer. I love Bob’s playing because it is so melodic and thematic. He always plays ideas that you can grasp on to and that are catchy, yet he mixes in some pretty Read More…

Blue Bossa Bob Mintzer Solo Transcription

Bob Mintzer has been one of my favorite tenor saxophone players for as long as I can remember.  Around 1986 or so I remember he came to Ithaca College in NY to play with our big band.  We worked up a number of Bob Mintzer big band charts and Bob played great during that concert Read More…

Transcription of Chris Potter’s solo on “All The Thing You Are”

This bootleg recording is of Chris Potter teaching at a clinic. It’s been floating around the internet for a number of years now and is an amazing example of what Chris Potter can do with a jazz standard like “All the Things You Are”. He’s playing it solo! Just him and his tenor sax. Now, Read More…

Two Chris Potter Transcriptions from “Song for Anyone” CD

Here are two Chris Potter transcriptions that I received from  Corey Armstrong for tenor sax.  I haven’t had the time to check them out note for note but these are two great solos from the “Song for Anyone” CD and must have taken quite a bit of time to figure out. Corey said I could Read More…

Joshua Redman Transcription “Blues for Pat” Solo

Joshua Redman is one of my favorite tenor sax players out there. I especially love his early albums “Moodswing” and “Timeless Tales”. Here’s Joshua Redman transcription from the album “Live In San Francisco” with Pat Metheny.  This tune is called “Blues for Pat” and it’s a great solo on a blues form. Redman does a Read More…

Chris Potter: Transcription of Body and Soul

I received this Bb transcription from Kevin Jones who teaches at the University of South Carolina. This is from a version of Body and Soul that Chris played on for “Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis: Season 1, Vol. 3”. There are some great elements to check out in this solo. I haven’t played through Read More…

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