Our third transcription project, following on from our ‘Memorising Chord Changes‘ course is Coleman Hawkins’ version of ‘All the Things You Are.’
Coleman Hawkins, (1904 – 1969) was the one of the pioneers of the tenor saxophone. Whilst he is associated with the Big Band era, (in particular Fletcher Henderson) he was also one of the early BeBop pioneers and had a huge influence on many of the Bebop players, including Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins.
Indeed Sonny Rollins wrote ‘Hawk’ a three page letter in 1962, acknowledging the huge influence he had on Rollins own music.
This course is NOT EASY! It will take at least eight weeks of careful, diligent work to complete, but I PROMISE it will be worth it – you will have some incredible vocabulary when you’ve completed it.