Bob Mintzer Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription-My Romance

Here’s another great solo transcription from John Blevins.  John has graciously sent me a number of his transcriptions and given me permission to share them with the sax world on my site here. This is another great sax solo by Bob Mintzer.   The tune is My Romance from the 1988 album “Spectrum”.  My Romance is a popular jazz standard and can be found in most Real Books.

John didn’t include the chords in this transcription but for the most part this arrangement follows the general chord change in the Real Book although the tune is usually 32 measures long and Mintzer’s arrangement is 36 measures long.  Mintzer adds an extended pedal section that extends the tune for 4 extra measures.  This added extension happens throughout the recording and starts on measure 29.   I did my best to try to figure out the chords for those 8 measures and this is what I came up with:

C/G  2 measures

F-/G  2 measures

B/G  2 measures

D-7/G   for the last 2 measures

Bob is one of my favorite tenor sax players so this is a treat to check out.  The transcription starts at the beginning of the recording with the melody.  There a lot of great ideas and lines in this solo to learn from so I hope you enjoy it.   Thanks again to John Blevins for transcribing this and sharing it with all of us.

My Romance-Bob Mintzer-Tenor Sax Solo Original Transcription Bb PDF

My Romance-Bob Mintzer-Tenor Sax Solo-Easier to Read Updated Transcription with Chords Bb PDF

 

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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 Neffmusic.com.

Comments

  1. Hi Steve

    Thanks for the Bob Mintzer tune.

    I bought Bob’s book on 15 Easy Etudes and I’m really enjoying the tunes.

    Cheers from sunny South Africa.

  2. Avatar Bishop Cunningham Jr. says

    Steve, where are the Chord Changes to My Romance on Bob’s Transcription with his Solo ??? Holla Back !!!

  3. Bishop, John didn’t add those to the transcription. If you can hear them and want to contribute please let me know what you think they are……..I haven’t sat down and tried to figure them out yet…….

  4. Bishop,
    I checked out the chords earlier this week and here is what I came up with: For the most part this arrangement follows the general chord change in the Real Book although the tune is usually 32 measures long and Mintzer’s arrangement is 36 measures long. Mintzer adds an extended pedal section that extends the tune for 4 extra measures. This added extension happens throughout the recording and starts on measure 29. I did my best to try to figure out the chords for those 8 measures and this is what I came up with:

    CMaj7/G-2 measures

    C#Maj7/G-2 measures

    B/G-2 measures

    Gsus7 then G7 for the last 2 measures

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