Jazz cats

Playlist curated by soundslice ∙ 36 slices and 26 musicians
Transcriptions of classic recordings and improvisational concepts.

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Here's a cool line that Steve Grossman plays on "Fancy Free" off of the legendary Elvin Jones album "Live at the Lighthouse". Most of this is outlining a G7sus tonality, but it's amazing that his substitutions… More…

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Elvin Jones keeping time. Recording from Mccoy Tyner's album "The Real Mccoy". (Head only) More…

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Hey, what's the best way to write those trills and ornamentations that I often have as 32nd notes?… More…

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Here's a short intro to "Danse Norvegienne" using some of those Ted Greene contrary motion ideas from my last video. Could also work as an outro! More…

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Brian Blade keeping time on the tune "Turnaround". Live from the North Sea Jazz Festival, 1997. More…

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Started out as a compositional idea, hopefully will continue working on it when I have the time. More…

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Written in Bb Trumpet's Key, be sure to use the transpose buttons to get it into your key (Concert = Eb) More…

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This is an idea that I wrote to help incorporate more intervallic concepts in my playing. Give it a go and see what ways you can use it and add to it. More…

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Here is my transcription of Chet Baker solo in Doodlin'.… More…

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Guitarist Gabriel Moraes shows a interesting part of one of his compositions called "Old Souls". It's a open triadic (full of 10ths leaps) moviment written in 5/8 time signature. More…

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A piano lick by KennyDrew Jr., performing asolo over "Nostalgia in Time Square" with with Mingus big band.… More…

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From Johnny Smith's 1958 LP Easy listening. Dig the awesome piano-like close voicings Johnny is using in this arrangement. More…

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PDF tab → https://is.gd/Birks_work_PDF… More…

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Was just revisiting rhythm changes recordings, listened to a lot and wanted to grab some really solid, logical lines that made the changes without either a ton of substitutions, or being more blues based.… More…

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An interesting intro here from the tune “Relaxing at Camarillo” on the album Nine Stories Wide. It ends up resolving to C major at the end — I included some extra audio at the end for context.… More…