Chad LB Burnin’ Tenor Saxophone Solo on Oleo Transcription

Here is another killer Chad LB (Lefkowitz-Brown) solo that was posted on Youtube yesterday.  This is on the tune Oleo by Sonny Rollins. What does a sax player do when he shouldn’t leave the house because of a contagious virus wreaking havoc around the globe?  Stay home!  Practice and Transcribe!  This morning I spent 5 hours Read More…

Sam Dillon Blues Exercise Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another tenor saxophone solo transcription of Sam Dillon soloing on a couple of choruses of a Blues on Instagram.  This was kindly shared with me by Roger Humbles after he saw my “On a Misty Night” Sam Dillon tenor saxophone solo transcription. Sam is demonstrating how he likes to practice over a blues Read More…

Burnin’ Sam Dillon “On a Misty Night” Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another burnin’ tenor sax solo by another relatively young sax player I discovered on Youtube.  I’d like to introduce the saxophone world to Sam Dillon if you don’t already know him.  I discovered Sam a few years ago but this is the first saxophone solo of his that I have attempted to transcribe.  Read More…

Swingin’ Max Ionata “You’re Driving Me Crazy” Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another swingin’ solo by the great tenor saxophone player from Italy, Max Ionata.  I absolutely love this solo and have probably listened to it a hundred times over the last few days while transcribing it.  Max Ionata plays with a perfect blend of hip jazz lines, crazy technique, a swingin’ time feel and Read More…

Chad LB Monster Tenor Sax Lick of the Day

Here is a killer Chad LB (Lefkowitz-Brown) lick that I picked up off of a Youtube video below. Chad is trying out and comparing a D’Addario tenor saxophone mouthpiece to his own SYOS Chad LB tenor saxophone mouthpiece.  At the 4:02-4:06 mark, Chad plays a great modern “Breckeresque” type line that I immediately decided I Read More…

Joel Frahm Monster Tenor Sax Lick of the Day!

Here is a killer Joel Frahm lick that I picked up off of a Facebook video below. Joel is trying out a TT tenor saxophone mouthpiece that he sounds terrific on (he hasn’t even taken off his winter hat or coat which cracks me up…..like he just walked in off the street).  At the :08 Read More…

Doug Webb Swingin’ Rhythm Changes Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is a great solo by the tenor saxophone player Doug Webb.  Doug is a fantastic tenor player from the west coast (Los Angeles area).  I own a bunch of his albums including a Christmas CD entitled “Home for Christmas” which is my go to Christmas music when my family wants Christmas music but I Read More…

Swingin’ Phil Woods Stolen Moments Alto Sax Solo Transcription

Here is a swingin’ alto saxophone solo by the great alto sax player Phil Woods.  Someone posted this recording on Facebook earlier this month and I was blown away when I heard it as I had never heard this Phil Woods recording before. I have been playing a Drake Phil Woods model alto saxophone mouthpiece Read More…

Swingin’ Max Ionata “Home At Last” Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another killin’ solo by the great tenor saxophone player Max Ionata.  I absolutely love this solo and have probably listened to it a hundred times this morning.  Part of what I love about the solo, is watching Max on the video.  He is playing this killin’ perfect tenor sax solo but he looks Read More…

Meet the Tuckers-Blues Up and Down-Tucker Antell and Mike Tucker Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another great transcription of two local tenor saxophone players up here in the Northeast that many of you outside the area might not know about. Mike Tucker and Tucker Antell.  Since I posted the start of the Eternal Triangle solo by these two yesterday, I have received many comments in response.  “Meet the Read More…

Battle of the Two Tuckers-Eternal Triangle-Tucker Antell and Mike Tucker Transcription

Here is a great transcription of two local tenor saxophone players up here in the Northeast that many of you outside the area might not know about. Mike Tucker and Tucker Antell. I first heard of Mike Tucker years ago when I came upon a recording of Mike playing a gig with George Garzone.  It Read More…

Dexter Gordon Tenor Sax Solo Transcription of You Stepped Out of a Dream

A couple of months ago I received an email asking me if I could transcribe Dexter Gordon’s solo on “You Stepped Out of a Dream” from the Youtube video below with Dexter Gordon and Oscar Peterson.  I clicked on the video and agreed with the person that sent the email that this was an amazing Read More…

Danny Walsh Tenor Sax Solo Transcription of Wave

Here’s another great saxophone solo transcription from a Youtube video that I started working on this morning.   This is another great solo from the terrific tenor sax player, Danny Walsh (I’ve already transcribed a couple other solos by him). Danny Walsh is an amazing NYC saxophone player that  many people may not know about but is definitely worth Read More…

Dave O’Higgins and Max Ionata Minor Blues Tenor Sax Transcription

I just got back from a family vacation and was dreading picking up my sax and playing after having about two weeks off.  I decided I needed some inspiration,  so I found this video on Youtube to transcribe this morning.  It is of Dave O’Higgins and Max Ionata tearing up a minor blues on tenor Read More…

Rich Perry Tenor Sax Solo Transcription on “East of the Sun”

Here’s a great solo transcription of NYC tenor saxophone player Rich Perry soloing over East of the Sun that was shared with me by Sean Imboden.  This is from his CD “East of the Sun and West of 2nd Avenue”. I was searching the internet last week to see if there were any new Rich Read More…

Max Ionata “But Not For Me” Killer Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Some days the “sax gods” just rain down blessings upon me.  Over the weekend, I started a transcription of Max Ionata’s killer tenor sax solo on “But Not for Me” from the Youtube video below.  This solo has been on my transcription to-do list since I first heard it on Youtube four years ago.  Max Read More…

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