What do you think is the best recording of sax players playing rhythm changes. I am a college student(Tenor), and I want to do a transcription of someone blowing changes, but wanted to see if maybe I'm missing some from my music library. Any requests?
stitt/rollins on 'eternal triangle', trane/mobley/cohn/sims on 'tenor conclave'. dexter on 'second balcony jump'. that's a few that come to mind right away. the albums are 'sonny side up', 'tenor conclave' and 'go' respectively. peace- mike
Ya I have the sonny side up album and go. There amazing. Basically, I'm looking for some good bebop playing. I've done alot of joshua redman transcriptions, and things like that. Now I'm realizing that I just don't have much bebop chops. I need to build my vocabulary up, and get my fingers moving. So that's basically the background info. And thank you for that very exotic picture by the way. That was quite akward.
Hey guys, I believe the initial inquiry was: "What do you think is the best recording of sax players playing rhythm changes." Not name your favourite jazz player
I'm actually a bit curious about responses too since I am tackling Rhythm Changes for the first time. My first victim is Rhythm a Ning and I have recordings of several people playing the tune and I think I like Dexter's approach the best. I have three different Dexter recordings of the tune one that runs 24:12 (on XXL) and I find that his approach is fairly similar on each go at it. I also have some pretty good recordings of Art Pepper running through Rhythm Changes on Rhythm-a-Ning that I like.
I can't imagine that anyone looking at Rhythm Changes as a whole could ignore Bird or Stitt I just don't know enough about their discographies to pick a favourite.
I don't know there discographies by heart either, but you can basically pick one and there will be enough language there for you to practice for a LONG time. The other book/CD that I think is good for the bebop language (with a bit of a modern approach) is the Greg Fishman series. There is some good stuff in there too.
Well I keep hearing Coltrane and Stitt. I definitely agree. Now, what are good recordings of them playing changes. I have stitt with rollins and gillespie, but what else is some good rhythm changes by these two players?
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