Michael Brecker New York Minute Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

I have a treat for all of you!  A couple of weeks ago,  I discovered a new sax player on Facebook who was posting killer transcriptions on Youtube. His name is Dimitrii Sergheev from Moldova.  Dimitrii caught my attention because we seem to have the exact same tastes in great tenor sax solos that need to be transcribed.

I reached out to Dimitrii on Facebook and he happily sent me a bunch of his transcription and gave me permission to post them here on my site.  Please support Dimitrii so that he is encouraged to keep transcribing these great sax solos!!!  You can find him at Dimtrii Sergheev’s Youtube where you can “like” and “follow” his page to keep up to date with his latest transcriptions.  You can also find him on his facebook page as well as hear samples of his sax playing on his soundcloud page.

Herbie Hancock “The New Standard”

This is the third transcription by Dimitrii to check out. This is Michael Brecker’s amazing solo on New York Minute from Herbie Hancock’s CD “The New Standard” which was released in 1996.  This was a huge album for me that I listened to over and over again in the nineties and even now.  Here is Dimitrii’s Youtube transcription of the solo so you can hear it and below is the PDF of the solo to download.   Great job Dimitrii and thanks for sharing your great transcription with all of us!!    Steve

*Measures 54-55 in the video above have a Gb but it is an Ab.  It was fixed for the PDF below.

Michael Brecker-New York Minute Tenor Sax Solo-Bb PDF

*If you would like to support me here at neffmusic.com, you can do so on the support page of my store by debit or credit card.   Any support is appreciated and will go towards keeping this site running, saxophone reeds, mouthpiece patches, coffee, and towards justifying the many hours I spend on providing free transcriptions to the saxophone community!  Thanks,   Steve

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!!


Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale


Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale-Book 2

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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.


  1. Avatar marty rawlens says

    Steve is there a way through your website that I can make a donation to the cause so to speak. Your transcriptions have been most helpful to me and I don’t want to feel like a freeloader. Thanks

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