Bob Reynolds Donna Lee Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

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”.  Read More…

The Charlie Parker Omnibook Volume 2 Review

*I posted all the recordings I could find on Youtube that go with this transcription book at the bottom of this review………Enjoy! Today, I am excited to be reviewing the Charlie Parker Omnibook Volume 2 that has just been released by Hal Leonard.  This great book of transcriptions was created by Chris “Doc” Stewart who Read More…

Transcription of Danny Janklow’s Solo on Scrapple from the Apple

Here is another Facebook “Jam of the Week” solo transcription. I love hearing some of these new young players on the scene posting their solos.  There is something raw and courageous about letting it all fly on a video clip for all to see that is exciting. I also love that these are just one chorus. Read More…

Charlie Parker “Bird” Legend Series Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

Here is another mouthpiece in the Legend series made for RS Berkeley by Drake mouthpieces.   A number of months ago I reviewed a copy of  Stan Getz’s mouthpiece.  This mouthpiece is a copy of Charlie Parker’s mouthpiece.   Les Silver (a member of my site for the last 2 years ) called me up a Read More…

Amazing Charlie Parker Recording of Cherokee

Back when I was in junior high school I was introduced to the playing of Charlie Parker.  It was 9th grade and up to that point all I had listened to was Spyro Gyra, Chuck Mangione, Dave Sanborn and the Yellowjackets.  My saxophone teacher told me that if I wanted to be good at jazz Read More…

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