Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Solo Transcription - Max Roach, "Jacqui"

I never did much transcribing early on in my education and even in college.  I would do the occasional few bars or maybe even a solo when something was really bugging me, but for some reason or another I never really got into it.  Then a few years back, while working on a cruise ship, it was quite difficult to find a practice space, so I started transcribing.  This is one of the first solos I transcribed in that period.  There are some classic Max-isms in here, such as bars 18 and 19, and when you take a minute to analyze it, you realize that it's quite a clever solo with some very cool theme and variation.  The album that this tune comes from, Clifford Brown and Max Roach's Study in Brown is must have.