Yes, I do! For what it's worth, my clip on the blog starts on Brecker's solo. Unheard is his lush and lovely statement of the melody, performed as a rubato tenor-guitar duet -- maybe you need to hear that to get a softening counterweight for this intense solo. I don't know: it killed me on first listen, and I've heard this so many times since I don't have any way of imagining how it strikes anybody else!I agree this solo is great, but, methinks, so technically brilliant, that it is lacking a certain melodic sense that I, particularly, am missing. On first listening. I imagine if I listened several times, I'd "get" it. You think?
Sincerely: thank you, Andrew. I will note that if I could make as much money as a writer as I've made as a jazz saxophonist, I'd be ... homeless!if you ever give up playing, you could make it as a writer!
I believe it was a book of transcriptions by Trent Kynaston. Just looked over on Aebersold's website and Amazon, and it appears to be out of print.This is a great solo. I transcribed What is This Thing Called Love from that same album a few years ago. I remember years ago these were all done in a book. This was in the 80's I think. There were a bunch of Merge solos and some 3 Quartets solos in it. I haven't seen any of them since so I'm thinking the book is out of print now.
Since I first heard the Lockjaw-Griffin stuff, I have a strict policy of picking up any CD featuring more than one tenor player having at it... So I gotta get this!I think another great CD to transcribe would be the Twin Tenors CD w/ Brecker and Mintzer... There is a whole lot of saxophone stuff on that recording (which is also out of print)