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Dexter Gordon transcription – Blue Bossa

Posted on May 31, 2020 by Sweets

This is a nice Dexter Gordon tenor sax transcription over Blue Bossa by Kenny Dorham. Blue Bossa is a really fun jazz standard to improvise over. Minor changes going into a nice ii V7 I. There are a lot of ii V7 I licks to grab from this transcription that sound so natural. Dexter also uses a lot of pentatonic licks and keeps the solo moving smoothly.

Dexter’s solo is followed by nice piano and bass solos.

Roy Hargrove trumpet solo over fast blues

Posted on March 29, 2020 by Sweets

This tune has a rough intro, but that goes away real quick when Roy Hargrove starts improvising over these fast blues changes. Roy mixes his solo up with outside patters, trumpet tricks, and sweet riffs.

Roy’s trumpet solo is later followed by a nice piano solo by Jacky Terrasson. Then the Ray Trio band stars trading fours with the drummer (Alvin Queen) and Roy Hargrove.

Ryan Kisor transcription – I’ll Close My Eyes

Posted on January 31, 2020 by Sweets

This is a really nice trumpet transcription of Ryan Kisor playing over the tune “I’ll Close My Eyes”. It’s quite a relaxing trumpet solo and tune. This recording is off the album ‘Kisor II’ by Ryan Kisor.

There are lots of outside pattern licks in this trumpet solo. I hope you enjoy.

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