Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swing me to Sleep

It's the name of the composed line of the week.

Here it is:

And for those who don't read or play:
Swing me to Sleep

Friday, April 17, 2009

Let's Boogie!

I'm running out of ideas for these posts titles ...

Oh well, continuing on the Lester Young journey, another stellar solo by the master. The title is "Boogie Woogie" and this is again with the Count Basie orchestra.

Here I am as Prez again:
Boogie Woogie

Friday, April 10, 2009

More Prez

Can't get enough of that stuff. A few more of those to come. Today is Honeysuckle Rose, with the Basie orchestra.

Basie's actually ripping it up on this tune, playing some good stride. Lester uses a lot of repeated figures, mostly around the Bb blues scale.

So here I am being Lester Young again:
Honeysuckle Rose

Yves' Tune

In a new phase with Dave. A new exercise is to compose solo lines over familiar chord progression.

So here's it goes. I call it "Yves' Tune". You can figure out why.

Sheet below, and for those who can't read / play, a sample mp3:
Yves' Tunes

Friday, April 3, 2009

New Prez Release

Another quick transcription. More technical than the previous, I had to slow it down a bit.

I've listen to so much Basie as a kid, it's good to finally play for him.

Here's me as Lester Young:
Tickle Toe

Keep playing.