Chris Potter on Standards Transcription Book

While I was searching the internet a few weeks ago, I stumbled across this site. AJ Kluth has put out a transcription book of Chris Potter solos. Chris Potter is a phenomenal tenor saxophone player that is pretty popular on the jazz scene these days.  I’ve been working on transcribing a few Chris Potter solos myself, so I know first hand that it is an insane task and very time consuming.

I just received the book today and am excited to look through it and work on some of the solos. The most important thing for me when dealing with transcriptions isn’t learning a solo note for note, but rather to gain an understanding of an artists conception in playing. Especially where it differs from mine. If I can understand a tiny bit of the player’s concept, I find that I can adapt it to my playing which is really cool. Thanks AJ for the great book.  Steve

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Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 30 years. He is the author of many effective jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site


  1. Your website is great. I m gonna read all, thank you.

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