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 Who Wants to Learn a Jazz Solo?
Author: Speculator Sam 
Date:   2018-03-26 06:07

I transcribed the intro clarinet solo from Billie Holiday's famous 1937-38 take on "Easy Living". I have a video here. I also have a pdf here. Your welcome :)



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 Re: Who Wants to Learn a Jazz Solo?
Author: beejay 
Date:   2018-03-27 03:52

Thank you.

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 Re: Who Wants to Learn a Jazz Solo?
Author: Speculator Sam 
Date:   2018-03-27 07:38

You're welcome @beejay BTW feel free to ignore the dynamic markings if you feel they are inaccurate. To be hoenst, I know the notes are accurate, but the dynamics I sort've "felt the music" when I transcribed. However, upon listening the following morning, it was apparent that I exaggerated them some.

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 Re: Who Wants to Learn a Jazz Solo?
Author: brycon 
Date:   2018-03-27 09:04

Double check the sixteenth notes in bar 18. To my ears, beat one is D-F-G-Bb; then beat two is C-D-F-G, with the following Ab falling on a beat--it's a Bb pentatonic scale.

Everything after sounds right but needs to be accordingly shifted over a 16th (m. 19, for instance, should begin with a C). You can hear the clarinet player fudge the rhythm to get back on top of the beat toward the end.

Also, very few of the quarter-triplet rhythms sound like quarter-triplets. Most are eighth-quarter-eighth, with the clarinetist playing on the very backside of the beat.

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 Re: Who Wants to Learn a Jazz Solo?
Author: Speculator Sam 
Date:   2018-03-27 21:35

Thanks for engaging my brain brycon! I double check the audio and half speed a couple times. I hoped by writing ad lib. that'd account for the slightly off rhythms; placing it next the word vibrato makes things unclear. I missed a scoop mark on open G in bar 22.

I swear the notes are all correct, but if you think otherwise then that's dandy. So, if there such thing as a heavy tenuto mark because that was what I was going for. Tried writing in a quarter tied eighth note within the triplet if doesn't sound right to me. Ei

Interesting comment on the back beat. I've revised the sheet music some according to your advice. https://www.newgrounds.com/dump/download/25f63a7475da5745e222242cd746c819 This is the new link everyone!

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 Re: Who Wants to Learn a Jazz Solo?
Author: RussM 
Date:   2018-03-29 00:08

I believe that's the Teddy Wilson Orchestra with Buster Bailey (1902-1967) on clarinet, and Lester Young on Tenor.

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 Re: Who Wants to Learn a Jazz Solo?
Author: anonrob 
Date:   2018-03-29 21:59

From what I can find, you are correct, it is Buster Bailey. For a second I thought this was from the Benny Goodman session with Prez and Teddy Wilson.

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 Re: Who Wants to Learn a Jazz Solo?
Author: Speculator Sam 
Date:   2018-03-30 21:06

Y'all seem to know your history. I know only that the recording's from 1937-1938.

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