Tony Dagradi Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription on Invitation

So this week I wanted to keep to my transcription goal but things have been a bit hectic around here.  I was playing a Benjamin Allen Tony Dagradi model tenor mouthpiece most of today while I was practicing and it reminded me of a Tony Dagradi solo on Invitation that I had heard a while ago and have been meaning to transcribe.  I thought “I should start transcribing that solo while I play on this Tony Dagradi mouthpiece. That would be cool……”    I  actually got Finale out and started setting up the details of the music but at the last minute I thought maybe I should check to see if someone else has transcribed this…………   I did a google search and sure enough, I found a transcription of Ton’y solo and it is on Tony’ site none the less.   I thought I would share it with all of you in case you didn’t know about it also.  If you get a chance also check out Tony’s website at  I recently got  the CD “Gemini Rising” and Tony Dagradi play’s Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone saxophone on each cut. It’s cool to hear hip tunes played my a sax quartet that is actually only one guy!!    Enjoy!

Tony Dagradi’s Solo on Invitation

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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. Question is. I sometimes have a problem in my right hand, little finger, reaching the low c key on my tenor sax. Our there instruments that have smaller reaches than my Yanagisawa tenor. Thank You for your answer, dennis

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