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@DavidDelarre · Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo · London
Plucks things and sometimes sings with Eliza Carthy MBE and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel https://www.daviddelarre.co.uk/

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My good friend and fantastic pianist Judy Carmichael introduced me to Tiny Grimes a few years ago whilst I was working on a cruise ship - I instantly fell in love and bought his albums with Art Tatum and… More…

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For this week's #TranscriptionTuesday I decided to look at one of my favourite guitarists: Charlie Christian. I love the simplicity of his lines and how to he manages to tell a story. There always seems… More…

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This week's #TranscriptionTuesday is a delightfully short and sweet solo by Billy Bauer over a chorus of 'On the Sunny Side of the Street'. I had not heard of Billy Bauer until recently, when I was frankly… More…

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For this weeks #transcriptiontuesday I took a look at Charlie Parker’s awesome solo over “Groovin’ High” on his 1945 recording with Dizzy Gillespie and his Rebop Six. … More…

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This week I decided to take a look at the muted trumpet solo on Duke Ellington's arrangement of 'Take The A Train'... Ray Nance plays a brilliantly concise and swinging solo - this was a great lesson in… More…

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This weeks #transcriptiontuesday is this beautiful solo by Lester Young over a chorus of ‘The Man I Love’ from a 1939 recording he made with Billie Holiday. I love the way his solos swoop up and down,… More…

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Here's Hubert Rostaing's clarinet solo from Django Reinhardt's 'Swing 42'. I've always loved the lines he plays over the I VI II V so I thought it was worth learning and transcribing. It's easy to overlook… More…

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I'm quite a big Charlie Christian fan and this solo has been on my transcribe list for a while. I love his phrasing and his lines over the Dom7 chords. Every solo of his is like a little story. Love it. More…

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I've always loved this solo and wanted to learn it for years. Turns out I just needed a global pandemic to get my arse in gear and work it out. Enjoy! Some tricky little lines in this one. More…

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Here's an awesome solo from Charlie Parker playing with Jay McShann live at the Trocadero Ballroom in Wichita in 1940. Took me a while to get his phrasing but totally worth it! Enjoy! More…

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Here's my transcription of Miles Davis' solo on 'Billie's Bounce' as recorded by Charlie Parker in 1945. … More…

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Here's my transcription of Lester Young's beautiful solo over 'All of Me' on a previously unreleased recording session with Billie Holiday. “Why would anyone discard such a masterpiece?”, I hear you ask.… More…

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Spent the afternoon transcribing this little bit of genius from Charlie Christian. Hope you like it! More…

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Having a lovely time transcribing some jazz solos this week. This is Gerry Mulligans solo on his tune “Bernies Tune”. Some lovely language in there! I love that little bop line in the middle. More…

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Lovely little line from Chet. Loving those b9's! More…

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I love Kenny Barron's phrasing on this, such a lovely flow to the whole thing. Hope you enjoy learning it! More…

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This lovely little lick comes from the amazing fingers of Robert Johnson. Its the intro lick to 'Phonograph Blues (Take 1)' - its a lovely song that really hasn't received the amount of attention it deserves… More…

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This is a great little solo from Charlie Christian. It features some lovely little lines over the Eb and Bb opening with a a flurry of chord and colour tones over the Eb... outlining the b3, 3, 5, 6, 9,… More…

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I love this little blues break from Charlie Christian. The opening line hits some great colour and chord tones - 3, b7, b3, 13... and then that lick over the C7 with the b5, 11, 5, 13. Some really tasty… More…

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Here's 17 bars of Charlie Christian genius. I love how his solos sound like mini compositions, so much weight and purpose to each line. Hope you like it! More…

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A transcription of Charlie Christians solo on Benny Goodmans 1940 recording of 'Wholly Cats' with:… More…