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Ryan Kisor transcription – Donna Lee

Posted on July 05, 2020 by Sweets

We all know Donna Lee is a fun yet fast jazz standard to improvise over. Ryan Kisor takes this trumpet challenge to the next level with plenty of triplets in low and high ranges. As always with Ryan Kisor, he likes to take patterns outside the box which means there are some nice licks to […] Read the rest of this entry…

Dexter Gordon transcription – Blue Bossa Comments Off on 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 […] Read the rest of this entry…

Roy Hargrove trumpet solo over fast blues Comments Off on 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 […] Read the rest of this entry…

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.

Freddie Hubbard Misty trumpet transcription

Posted on November 30, 2019 by Sweets

This Freddie Hubbard Jazz trumpet transcription on Misty has a really nice introduction by Freddie. The transcription includes the chord changes which is always a plus. Not sure why chords would ever be excluded from a transcription, but they often times are. This transcription is from the album Sweet Return. The ending has a good […] Read the rest of this entry…

Jazz trumpet jam session heaven

Posted on October 31, 2019 by Sweets

Jazz trumpet heaven jam session. A rare gathering with Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis, Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Owens, and Vaughn Nark jamming to the tune Tour De Force. Nothing is better than listening to trumpet players show off and jam against each other. With Jon Faddis and super high notes to Wynton Marsalis and […] Read the rest of this entry…

Roy Hargrove live performance with fast bebop

Posted on September 28, 2019 by Sweets

This the first post at JazzTrumpetLicks which utilizes a Facebook embedded video. Let’s hope the Facebook servers are just as fast as Google’s servers. This Roy Hargrove live jazz trumpet solo performance demonstrates some hard bebop lines for sure, that’s why I posted the video. As usual, Roy Hargrove also builds up the solo well […] Read the rest of this entry…

Five trumpet transcriptions – A Night in Tunisia

Posted on August 31, 2019 by Sweets

Here is a nice video of some great jazz legends taking trumpet solos over A Night in Tunisia. Lee Morgan, Maynard Ferguson, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, and Dizzy Gillespie. Unfortunately the transcriptions don’t have chord changes. But A Night in Tunisia isn’t too complicated to just grab the chord changes from somewhere else.

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