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Miles Davis trumpet transcription – Straight, No Chaser

Posted on March 28, 2021 by Sweets

Back when I was younger, Miles Davis was one of the jazz trumpet players I started off transcribing. I didn’t transcribe this particular version of Straight, No Chaser though. The one I transcribed was when Miles was much older. I love Miles Davis solos because he uses a lot of bends. This particular solo he […] Read the rest of this entry…

Another Wynton Marsalis solo on Cherokee

Posted on November 29, 2020 by Sweets

I always love listening to Wynton Marsalis solo over the tune Cherokee. Wynton always has a lot of great ideas to keep the solo moving plus it’s fun watching him perform live. The intro is nice as well. Let me know what kind of jazz licks you get from this solo.

I’ll Close My Eyes – Blue Mitchell trumpet transcription

Posted on October 25, 2020 by Sweets

You’ll enjoy this smooth trumpet transcription of Blue Mitchell improvising over the jazz standard tune, “I’ll Close My Eyes”. The trumpet transcription is in a different key, but don’t worry about that. There are still some nice patterns to get from it.

Woody Shaw transcription – There Will Never Be Another You

Posted on August 23, 2020 by Sweets

With potential hurricanes heading towards New Orleans and other gulf coast regions, we need to have something help keep our spirits up. For us jazz fans, there isn’t much better than a great trumpet jazz solo. So why not make it a Woody Shaw trumpet transcription improvising over the tune, “There Will Never Be Another […] Read the rest of this entry…

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

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

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.



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