This page contains links to PDF files of various transcription work I’ve done throughout my career. Rather than sitting on my hard drive unused and unnoticed, I’ve posted them here so that other people might benefit from the hours I’ve spent on them. For more information on these transcriptions or to request others, feel free to contact me.
Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt
From Boss Tenors (1961); contains both Ammons's and Stitt's solos.
From Amsterdam After Dark (1979). This transcription is of just the head, and includes George Coleman on tenor, Hilton Ruiz on piano, and Sam Jones on bass.
From the 1938 big band album Braggin’ in Brass. This is not a part-for-part transcription, but every note on the recording is there, and gives a good idea of Duke’s orchestration and voicing.
From the 1953 piano trio album Piano Reflections with Wendell Marshall (bs) and Dave Black (ds). The transcription contains only the piano and bass parts.
From the 1963 recording Solo Sessions, Vol. 2.
From Thelonious in Action (1958). (See below for Monk's solo from the same take.)
From Inner Urge (1965).
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
From We Free Kings (1961); contains Kirk's solos on both tenor and soprano saxes (and both at the same time!).
From McNeely at Maybeck, a solo recital from 1992. McNeely goes through about 20 different keys in this 5-minute track.
Three tunes, all from Brad's first solo album, Elegiac Cycle (1999). They should be pretty accurate, but you really have to listen to the album to get Brad's phrasing/rhythm, especially on “Goodbye Storyteller.”
Monk's first recording of this tune, from the 1957 album Monk’s Music. This transcription is just the first chorus with the rhythm section. Wilbur Ware (bs), Art Blakey (ds); also on the recording are Ray Copeland (tpt), Gigi Gryce (as), Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane (ts).
From the 1962 recording Criss-Cross (orig. released Columbia CL 2038), with Charlie Rouse (ts), John Ore (bs), and Frankie Dunlop (ds). All parts included (tenor sax notated in concert pitch, but in treble clef).
From the 1958 recording Thelonious in Action, with Johnny Griffin (ts), Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bs), and Roy Haynes (ds). A full transcription of Monk's solo introduction and the ensemble head only.
One of my favorite solo Monk recordings, from Solo Monk (1965).
Monk's solo, from Thelonious in Action (1958).
Sonny Stitt/Sonny Rollins
From Sonny Side Up (1958). This transcription includes all of the saxophone choruses, including the trading. (From my dissertation.)
From the 1992 solo recording Solilioquy.
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