Jazz Music Transcriptions

Dan Adler “Back To The Bridge (My latest CD)”

Here are PDF lead sheets for the four originals on my CD “Back To The Bridge” featuring Joey DeFrancesco.
You are welcome to play these tunes. Email me for Finale files or transposed parts.

Dan Adler “All Things Familiar (My debut CD)”

Here are PDF lead sheets for the seven originals on my CD “All Things Familiar” featuring Grant Stewart.
You are welcome to play these tunes. Email me for Finale files or transposed parts.

Dan Adler “Fantasy in D” (Youtube)

Dan Adler “My Shining Hour – Slow” Solo (Youtube)

Dan Adler “My Shining Hour – Fast” Solo (Youtube)

Dan Adler “Wiggy” Solo (Youtube)

Dan Adler “Ornithology” Solo (Youtube)

Dan Adler “Stablemates” Solo (Youtube)

Joe Farrell “Humpty Dumpty” Solo (Mad Hatter)

  • I recently found a copy of this transcription, which was done by Miran Epstein years ago, before half speed devices were available. He transcribed it for tenor, but was gracious enough to write it out in concert pitch: Humpty Dumpty Solo.

Joe Pass “Cherokee (medium)” Solo (Two For the Road)

  • This is the slower of the two versions on ‘Cherokee’ from the duo album of Joe Pass and Herb Ellis.
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Joe Pass “Cherokee (fast)” Solo (Two For the Road)

  • This is the faster of the two versions on ‘Cherokee’ from the duo album of Joe Pass and Herb Ellis.
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Joe Pass “I Love You” Solo (Intercontinental)

  • This is just the first page of this solo. I seem to have lost the rest of the pages…
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Joe Pass “Relaxin’ At Camarillo” Solo (Joy Spring)

Dan Adler (Guitar) & Richard Samuels (Piano) “My Funny Valentine”

 

Transcriptions In ‘Finale’ Music Format

Transcriptions in this section were created using Coda PrintMusic! 2000. The advantage of this method is that these transcriptions are “live” in the sense that you can have them play back, speed up or slow down as well as transpose to any key.

You can view the transcriptions on this page in 3 ways:

  1. If you have one of the Coda music notation programs installed – simply click the links and the music should open in your notation program.
  2. You can download Coda’s free notation editor called Notepad. This is a ~8Mb download, but it will allow you to create your own transcriptions as well. I have had problems with this program, as it uses a new file format and when it “upgrades” from the saved format, it seems to lose the playback information. Let me know if it doesn’t work. You will also need to download the free Jazz Font from the Coda site.
  3. Coda also have a much smaller (~2Mb) free Plugin just for web viewing – but I have not gotten that to work at all, so I suggest you steer clear of it.

If you click on the links and they show up in your browser window as garbage, just right-click, choose “Save Target As…”, and save them to your disk, then open with your Coda program.

Joe Pass “Night and Day” Solo (For Django)

  • Night And Day – This is one of the best early Joe Pass solos from the classic album For Django

Joe Pass “Guitar Style”

Jerry Bergonzi “Vol 2. Pentatonics”

Chick Corea “Now He Sings, Now He Sobs”

  • Matrix (head) – Chick Corea’s blues from this amazing album.
  • Matrix (Solo) – The first 3 choruses of Chick Corea’s solo, which changed the face of Jazz forever. Here is an MP3 excerpt from the actual solo.

Other Sources of Transcriptions

Steve Grossman “Do It” Dreyfus Jazz Line CD

Steve Grossman is one of my favorite saxophone players. He really spans the entire range of styles from straight-ahead hard-bop to ultra-modern. The solos on this CD are in the Sonny Rollins tradition and are well worth hearing and studying. Below are MP3 excerpts of some of the solos from the CD which are transcribed in the book.

    • You can get the CD online from CDNOW.com
    • Buy the book “Steve Grossman – 9 Tenor Solos” by Sweet Pen Publishing. You can order it from the Jamey Aebersold online store – search on the name ‘steve grossman’.

Here are some of the solos in the book:

Peter Sprague

Peter Sprague is Chick Corea’s “official” transcriber. Besides most of Chick Corea’s famous solos, you can buy great transcriptions of Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, McCoy Tyner and others.