Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lester leaps in

Here's another quick one. Lester's just so smooth. This one is labeled under Teddy Wilson w/ Billie Holiday. You can also find it on Prez + Lady Day compilations.

The tune's 'Foolin' Myself'

Here's the source:

Don't you love youtube?

Here's me being Lester for a quick moment:
Foolin' Myself

One Last Louis

Before I leave Satchmo for the world of Prez, one last short transcription.
S.O.L Blues, Louis with the Hot Seven in 1927.

The source first:

I took the chorus at 2:00 or so.
Here it is:
S.O.L Blues

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ella elle l'a

I have been very busy with music lately. I now have the privilege of studying with Dave Frank, and he's really turning things around for me. Anyway, one of my assignments this week is to work on Duke's 'A Train'. So I thought I'd pick up a version from youtube.

Here's the source first:

I started by transcribing the bass on the first chorus, just to find out the changes. Then I transcribed the first solo. Ella is just really amazing.

And here's a quick recording:

This is a quick break from the few Armstrong transcriptions I'm working on now, and for the next two weeks.