I'll take a look at this tune, thank youLester Young's Blue Lester. Fairly easy and great phrasing... good luck, enjoy the journey!
Cool man, thanks. Listened to both the songs, they're nice! Not what I'd normally listen to but definitely some good phrasing in there that'd be good for me too look at. When you learnt Faith, did you analyse the harmony as well or just look at the melody and solo? Any insight you could give me into the harmony of this tune?Joshua Redman, Moodswing, I started on Chill but finished Faith first. I think that one is really good to start with but I think it is up to the preference of style of music as well.
+1 for thinking beyond saxophonists.That said, Chet Baker is a gold mine for outlining changes in a simple and beautiful way whether he's playing trumpet or singing. I haven't heard many of his solos that aren't perfect, and they're all very approachable. 'It Could Happen to You' is one of the few I've learned beginning to end and it's a great one. The most important thing is to pick songs/ players/ styles you dig, listen to the songs until you can sing/ hum/ whistle every part, learn the head and work it through every key, THEN start dissecting the solo(s). Have fun!
Yes! Love the Tull!Yep, "Locomotive Breath" by Jethro Tull.
I hate transcribing...
I've decided today I'm gonna learn Mile's lines on Summertime. You're right about his phrasing, simple enough but you can definitely hear a bit of what is to come. Thanks man+1 for thinking beyond saxophonists.
The first jazz solos I can remember "transcribing" (I rarely write down my transcriptions) were those of Miles Davis (e.g., from Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain, and a number of the "original quintet" recordings).
I was doing this before I knew much about theory and long before I started transcribing my favorite saxophonists. Miles's solos are beautiful and much more "singable" (and thus easier to get in your head and transcribe) than those of most jazz saxophonists. They are also masterworks of voice leading, phrasing, rhythmic placement, and economy of notes. A great place to get started.