Here’s another transcription that I worked on this week. This is from a video that Bob Malach put out on Youtube about Ishimori products. Bob talks for the first part of the video about his Ishimori ligature, neck, screws and thumbrest. On the second half of the video he plays a nice funky solo over a Blues in C which I have transcribed for you.
Bob Malach has been one of my favorite tenor player’s for years now. I remember first hearing him years ago and thinking he had that perfect blend of “funky bluesy” sax player mixed with cool modern jazz lines. His tone leans to the brighter side of the spectrum in my opinion but it still has that Otto Link core sound in my opinion. Bob’s lines are sophisticated harmonically and rhythmically yet he conveys a lot of emotion and feeling in his playing which is a rare combination.
I hope you enjoy this and please check out any or all of Bob Malach’s recordings if you get a chance……….
Let me know what you think in the comments below………
If you like the lines in this solo or love other tenor players like Michael Brecker or Bob Berg, check out my book “Devastating Minor Lines for Jazz and Funk Soloing”. It contains 100 killer modern 16th note lines in the styles of these players in all 12 keys………You can hear samples and read reviews by clicking on the link below. Thanks, Steve