Here is another transcription of a great tenor saxophone solo by Bob Reynolds over the Charlie Parker tune Donna Lee. This is a video I discovered on Youtube a number of years ago. I immediately decided I wanted to transcribe this solo and put it into a folder on my computer entitled “Solos to Transcribe”. Unfortunately, like many things in my life, this solo didn’t get the transcription attention it deserved from me until recently.
I found some other transcriptions of this solo out there on the internet but as I played through those transcriptions, I noticed some notes, rhythms and lines that I thought were “not quite right” (in my opinion……) so decided to transcribe this Bob Reynold’s solo on Donna Lee for myself.
I actually used this transcription for a video lesson on my site called “Learning a Solo Note for Note Lesson” which is a 46 minute video lesson here on my site where I take you through my process of memorizing a solo note for note. I teach you the reasons this is important and talk about what this will do for your playing and what it won’t do for your playing. I take you step by step through this great solo one phrase at a time explaining what I am doing every step of the way while I work on memorizing Bob’s terrific lines and phrasing. Check it out here if you are interested……….
Hope you enjoy the solo as much as I do. I pretty much have it memorized after practicing it so much! Thanks to Bob Reynolds for his great playing on this!
Bob Reynolds-Donna Lee Tenor Sax Solo (solo starts at :45)
Bob Reynolds-Donna Lee Tenor Sax Solo-Concert PDF
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If you love these type of solo lines, be sure to check out my PDF books Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale and Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale-Book 2, which both include a ton of jazz vocabulary that I have written out in all 12 keys. These lines are the foundation to building a great jazz vocabulary!!