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NC All-Region Jazz Solo Transcription – Information

1st A

Artist:
Miles Davis
Tune:
“Oleo”
Chorus:
1st Chorus, 1st A
Album:
Bag’s Groove
Recording Date:
1954
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IY29EZb1pI

2nd A

Artist:
Charlie Parker
Tune:
“Steeplechase”
Chorus:
1st Chorus, 2nd A
Album:
The Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Recordings 1944-1948
Recording Date:
1948 (by Charlie Parker All Stars)
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RJoyufXa5M

Bridge

Artist:
J.J. Johnson
Tune:
“Jay Bird”
Chorus:
1st Chorus, Bridge
Album:
Mad Bebop (by Bud Powell)
Recording Date:
1946-47
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCZk0fHs6GI

NOTE!

On Jay Bird, the tune is a Rhythm Changes in Ab, so the solo is transposed up a whole step to fit in the key with all the other solos. Students won’t be able to play along with the youtube recording link without it sounding a bit strange. After exhaustively searching through JJ’s library of rhythm tunes there weren’t any others he recorded in Bb. 

Last A

Artist:
Sonny Rollins
Tune:
“Newk’s Fadeaway”
Chorus:
2nd Chorus, Last A
Album:
Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet
Recording Date:
1951
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV-AfTMppwM