The Girl from Ipanema was written by Brazilian Anton Carlos Jobim in 1962. Stan Getz recorded with Joao Gilberto and Jobim and it was released to wide acclaim in July 1964
In this course we are going to transcribe the sax solo from the Dusty Springfield recording of ‘Spooky’. The solo itself is only 20 seconds long and is based around a blues scale. This course is an ideal starting point if you’ve never transcribed or learnt a solo before.
Learn the Careless Whisper saxophone solo and the story behind it. Why does it sound like it’s played on an Alto when it was actually recorded by British Tenor player, Steve Gregory?
This was the first solo of Lester Young I ever learnt. It was recommended to me by my mentor, Branford Marsalis. It is a perfect example of how to play the blues.
A series of lessons on learning the head and solo by Cannonball Adderly on ‘Work Song’ from his album ‘Them Dirty Blues’. This is a superb example of the Blues scale in action!