Transcribing, and learning tunes and solos by ear has been how this art was learned since the beginning. This was one of my favorite albums in my middle and high-school years, and this track was a special treat; to hear three of my trumpet idles play back to back was inspiring. Nick does such a wonderful job of picking an idea and developing it. First, Nicholas Payton checked the transcription out and let us know that he actually arpeggiates an E minor 7th chord (concert) on the second to last bar of the solo. Modes Guest Post by John Raymond: Miles Davis, Walkin’ (4 Versions), Transcription Applications and Techniques. He often comments on the state of “jazz.” He claims he does not play “Jazz,” but he plays Black American Music. ANT = Anticipation Guide tones are thirds and sevenths in every chord. I don’t think he would disagree that he’s very passionate about the subject, and has had to account for his words amongst many of his colleagues. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Second, it seems as though my poor choice of words (i.e. My wife (girlfriend at the time) got it for me, and the first track that stuck out was this one. Mostly what sticks out to me is his sense of feel and time. (over an A7 chord, that is C# and G). Long before Louis Armstrong came along, the trumpet and New Orleans were intertwined. Download the Transcription: Bb, Eb, C, Bass Clef. Nicholas Payton - The Backwards Step - trumpet Listen Nick Bisesi Groove Project - Uptown Strut - tenor (Goin' Home) GT = Guide Tone I have always looked up to Payton, since getting in to this music. If not, I'll be happy to transcribe it for you. Of course, Nicholas is at another level, but I’d like to think I’m on my way. Nicholas Payton - EYE OF THE HURRICANE (Bb) from "Fingerpaintings" Freddie Hubbard - YOU'RE MY EVERYTHING (concert) from "Hub-Tones" Freddie Hubbard - YOU'RE MY EVERYTHING (Bb) from "Hub-Tones" Herbie Hancock - YOU'RE MY EVERYTHING from "Hub-Tones" Coleman Hawkins - BODY AND SOUL from "Body … He plays a couple of Bbs, making you think he’ll resolve to the A. That means the F natural on the and of 3 is an F#. Download the latest version here. [amazon asin=B00123KEOQ&template=iframe image] Download the transcription: Concert, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef [audio: High Clip] Ahh, BeBop. There are so many great figures for analysis in this solo. “12th Street Rag“ was a famous Tin Pan Alley hit well before 1920. Nicholas Payton. All that being said, I am, and many others are still trying to understand (some have just written it off) what Nicholas is saying about this music we all love and have spent our whole lives studying. Download the Transcription: Bb, Eb, C, Bass Clef. The groove is what first got me. Nicholas Payton recently posted his thoughts about comping on the drums over on his Instagram account. I mark Guide Tones (3rds and 7ths) on every big beat (1 & 3). I meant that he has been talking about the state (or non-state) of jazz in a passionate manner. This site is simply an extension of that. Needless to say, I hope you enjoy studying the solo as much as I enjoyed learning it myself. First, Nicholas Payton checked the transcription out and let us know that he actually arpeggiates an E minor 7th chord (concert) on the second to last bar of the solo. There’s some deep insight that I wanted to share. Today’s post is a short and sweet Ben Webster solo over Duke Ellington’s rhythm changes tune “Cottontail.” Ben uses a fair amount of repetition to develop his ideas through the solo. I got this disc when I was a freshman in college. Dexter also […] Read the rest of this entry… “Rant” does not accurately portray Payton’s recent blog posts on his website found here: http://nicholaspayton.wordpress.com/. Dexter also uses a lot of pentatonic licks and keeps the solo … “Guide Tone Movement” is when the soloist resolves one guide tone to another. Blue Bossa is a really fun jazz standard to improvise over. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Alterations There’s some deep insight that I wanted to share. Transcription of Kelly Jefferson’s Solo on Confirmation. Still, we come from the same lineage, Nicholas and I. We’ve studied the same players, and sometimes, play the same music, whatever you’d like to call it, or not call it. Big beats, one and Three much as I enjoyed learning it myself not portray... Gt = Guide Tone I mark Guide Tones only when they are played on big beats, and.: Miles Davis, Walkin ’ ( 4 Versions ), transcription Applications Techniques! 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