DownBeat Transcriptions


I have always enjoyed reading and looking at the transcriptions in DownBeat magazine over the years. I have compiled a collection of 26 solos featuring jazz greats Herbie Hancock, Booker Little, Max Roach, Grant Green, Stan Getz, Slide Hampton, Thelonious Monk, Jackie McLean, Cuong Vu, Clifford Brown, Roy Haynes, Woody Shaw, Sonny Rollins, Jon Irabagon, John Fedchock, Dexter Gordon, Ben Riley, Wayne Shorter, Wes Montgomery, Oscar Moore, J.J. Johnson, John Scofield, Randy Brecker, Marian McPartland, Sir Roland Hanna. Subscribe to DownBeat here.

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Jim Hall’s “Move It” Lead Sheet and Solo (by: Nick Fryer)


Here is a great tune from the late great Jim Hall based on the changes to “Softly as in a Morning Sunrise”. “Move It” is such a great tune that exemplifies everything that Jim’s music is about. The solo’s by Jim and Jimmy Raney that follow are both one chorus masterpieces. The Jimmy Raney record “Two Jims and Zoot” is a classic recording from 1964 that shows both influential players at the top of their game. Steve Swallow, on upright bass, Zoot Sims, on Tenor, and Osie Johnson, on drums are the perfect match to round out the group.

Move It – Lead Sheet

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