I don't know, the Big Jay McNeely solo and Noble Watts are pretty close to my ear. But I will defer to those who know more than me. ;-) they at least have the major recognizable phrases in there.
Yes, this is undoubtedly true. All I'm saying is I don't think they are exact
transcriptions. I could be wrong, though.
Harpman, I don't see why it would matter a whole lot. What you can do is work with the Dennis Taylor examples to get some of the vocabulary, then go to the original players and 'transcribe' what you hear by ear, while playing along. That would be FAR, FAR more useful than having any written transcriptions in front of you.
p.s. I dragged out my copy of the book. Here's what Dennis says in the preface: "I've quoted some of these players' favorite licks as a launching point. What you are getting is my interpretaion of the masters' licks. ....What I've tried to capture is the 'essence' of each person's style."
So to me that sounds like he didn't write out exact transcriptions of any particular solo, but maybe he came pretty close.