Seamus Blake “Blues Up and Down” Saxophone Solo Transcription

Here’s a great solo transcription from one of my favorite players, Seamus Blake.  This is a fast blues called “Blues Up and Down” and is from an obscure CD entitled “Sax Summit”.   I say obscure because I am probably one of the biggest fans and followers of jazz saxophone recordings and I had never heard of it before Read More…

Bob Malach Solo Transcription from Ishimori Demo Video

Here’s another transcription that I worked on this week.  This is from a video that Bob Malach put out on Youtube about Ishimori products.  Bob talks for the first part of the video about his Ishimori ligature, neck, screws and thumbrest. On the second half of the video he plays a nice funky solo over Read More…

Great Video on Giant Steps

I found this posted on Dave Valdez’s blog.  It’s really amazing to watch. It’s a video of John Coltrane’s Giant Steps solo transcription being put on the page as the recording is playing. There is something about watching the video that is amazing. You’re hearing John Coltrane play a great tenor sax solo as the Read More…