Archive for June, 2008

United Blues: chorus 4

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

I think I’ll leave this transcription now.  If anything, there are a few lines played farther on that have caught my ear that i may work out in isolation.  This solo IMHO develops well.  I find this entire solo quite memorable.   Be a great ensemble to catch performing live im sure!  

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United Blues: chorus 3

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Chorus Three.  

The audio sample contains the last few notes of the previous chorus.

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United Blues: chorus 2

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

John Harkins’ solo continued. (second chorus)

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John Harkins Blues Solo chorus2

 

John Harkins’ solo: United Blues

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Here’s the first chorus of the solo. 
Lovely bebop phrases.  Reminds me of Red Garland.
That’s my humble guitar player perspective!

 

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Brendan Clarke: United Blues

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

United Blues is a great track found on the “Stay Right With It” album of Australian Bass player, Brendan Clarke
It is a F blues.  I believe this is a Ron Carter composition.  

The track swings with great energy.  In particular i really love the piano improv and thought i’d would be great to transcribe a few choruses.   The pianist is John Harkins.  Wonderful playing.  Here’s the head. 
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 United Blues is from the Brendan Clarke Album “Stay Right With It” | La Brava Music (2003)