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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

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…

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…

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.

Roy Hargrove transcription Strasburg St. Denis with Sax solo

Posted on July 28, 2019 by Sweets

This trumpet solo transcription with Roy Hargrove on trumpet and Justin Robinson on saxophone is really great. The transcription is from the album Earfood. Another trumpet transcription of Roy Hargrove soloing over Strasburg St. Denis was posted earlier in this website’s history, but every variation is worth listening to. The better thing about this video […] Read the rest of this entry…

Lee Morgan trumpet transcription on Moanin

Posted on April 28, 2019 by Sweets

This trumpet transcription of Lee Morgan was when Lee was with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. There are no chords to go along with the transcription unfortunately. The tune is definitely in a minor key. The best parts of the trumpet solo are when Lee Morgan uses a lot of repetition on certain passages. […] Read the rest of this entry…

Clifford Brown Trumpet Transcription on Daahoud

Posted on March 31, 2019 by Sweets

This jazz trumpet solo transcription by Clifford Brown is absolutely great. Clifford nails every chord change as usual. Daahoud is a tough tune to solo over as well. There are some nice jazz licks that can be copied here. This jazz trumpet solo is so good it’s debatable whether or not Clifford Brown didn’t plan […] Read the rest of this entry…



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