Bob Reynolds Funky Tenor Saxophone Solo on Eb Minor Groove Transcription

Here is a transcription of a really cool tenor sax solo by Bob Reynolds.  I have been a fan of Bob’s for years and when I heard this solo on Youtube last week, I had to write it down.  It’s on a simple Eb minor (for the tenor sax) type of groove and Bob tears it up. Great lines and rhythms mixed in with soulful bends and scoops.

The transcription is harder to read because of the sixteenth note rhythms but if you dig the solo, I would suggest listening to Bob play each phrase and work through the solo phrase by phrase as you try to copy what he is playing.  Youtube has a great feature now where you can click on the “setting” symbol under the video, then click on “playback speed” to adjust the speed from 100% to 75%, 50% or 25%.  This is a great feature if you want to play along with a harder solo from Youtube.

Hope you enjoy the solo as much as I do.  Thanks to Bob Reynolds, Charlie Hunter and Geoff Clapp for not letting this pandemic we are experiencing get in the way of jamming together!  Keep it up guys!  The world needs funky, soulful grooves right now………

Bob Reynolds-Remote Jam in Eb Minor

Bob Reynolds Remote Jam in Eb Minor-Bb PDF
Bob Reynolds Remote Jam in C# Minor-Concert 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. Avatar donato galang says

    Hello Steve. On your book Mastering the Blues Scale Volume 1: Minor, I noticed that you did not put the 2nd and 6th degrees of the scale(s), but added the flat 5th. I am immensely enjoying the licks, but what is your reasoning on this? Thank you.

  2. Donato, Mastering the Blues Scale Vol. 1:Minor is on the minor blues scale. In the key of D minor it would be DFGG#ACD. There is no 2nd or 6th degree because there is no 2nd or 6th degree in this blues scale. Volume 2 deals with the Dominant blues scale and with mixing both blues scales together which would include the 2nd and 6th degrees. Hope this helps, Steve

  3. Me gusta esta banda que boquilla utiliza el saxofonista?

    Translation:

    I like this band which mouthpiece the saxophonist uses?

  4. Silvio, I believe Bob Reynolds uses an off the shelf modern hard rubber 9 Otto Link. Steve

  5. Gracias por la infornación

    Translation:

    Thank you for the information.

  6. Avatar Tanguy Pellen says

    Hi Steve, great workout for confinement! Any easy way to post this transcription in C too?
    Thank you!
    Tanguy

  7. Tanguy, I will work on that in concert. It will be in C# minor so means a bit more work getting it transposed……. Steve

  8. Thank you for the Concert version Steve! 👌🏻

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