Moanin’ – Wes Montgomery’s solo (alternate take)

I’ve seen transcriptions of Wes’ solo on the issued take but none of the alternate take which comes as a bonus track with some of the re-releases of the Portrait of Wes album. So I thought I’d transcribe the alternate solo as it is just as good as the original one. There’s plenty of great… Continue reading Moanin’ – Wes Montgomery’s solo (alternate take)

Cameron Pierre · Courtney Pine

Mo’ Better Blues – Cameron Pierre’s Solo

I thought it’d be good to take a break from some of the more straight ahead stuff I’ve been posting recently and instead transcribe a great funk solo over a well-known standard. This one was made famous by Branford Marsalis but this version is by Cameron Pierre, from his album ‘Pad Up (Get Ready)’. Pierre… Continue reading Mo’ Better Blues – Cameron Pierre’s Solo

Hank Mobley · John Coltrane

Tenor Conclave – Hank Mobley

I’ve been rediscovering some of the records Coltrane made as a sideman early in his career, one of which being ‘Tenor Conclave’, released in 1957 on Prestige records and featuring Hank Mobley, Zoot Sims and Al Cohn alongside Trane. Interestingly the first pressing was credited to the ‘Prestige All Stars’, but later pressings instead gave… Continue reading Tenor Conclave – Hank Mobley