Last summer, 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 solo transcriptions and gave me permission to post them here on my site.
This is Dimitrii Sergheev transcription of Phil Dwyer’s harmonically rich tenor saxophone solo on “Gentle Rain” by Louis Bonfa. If you haven’t heard of Phil Dwyer, he is a burning saxophone player from Canada who is also a lawyer! Wow! You can find out more about Phil Dwyer on his website at phildwyer.com.
I swear that Dimitrii and I must be twin brothers separated at birth because every solo he transcribes is a solo that I absolutely love. This Phil Dwyer tenor saxophone solo on Gentle Rain is amazing and filled with so many great lines and ideas.
Thanks to Dimitrii Sergheev for transcribing this incredibly hard tenor sax solo! It couldn’t have been easy and must have taken so much time and effort. Special thanks to Phil Dwyer for his great playing on this solo! If you like it, make sure to check out more by Phil Dwyer.
Please support Dimitrii on Youtube 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.
If you love these type of jazz lines in this transcription, be sure to check out my PDF book “Approach Note Velocity Volume 2-Minor“, which includes hundreds of approach note lines over minor chords that I have written out in all 12 keys. These lines are the foundation to building a great jazz vocabulary!!