Thanks so much to everyone who has checked out the videos/the album! It makes me really happy to know that people are listening and enjoying it.
I’ve decided to start posting some of the transcriptions I do on YouTube so people can check them out and follow along – I do think that the best way to learn a solo is “by ear” (ie memorizing it before writing anything down) but I also think it’s really neat to see how things look on paper. Some things that sound surprising are actually really normal on paper, and some things that sound really normal and natural are actually pretty weird when you see them written down.
There’s a few up already but here’s my lift of Steve Lacy’s solo on Petite Fleur from “Hot House,” a duo record with Mal Waldron. I love this duo – two extremely distinctive and idiosyncratic musical personalities whose music together always sounds timeless. Lacy’s solo here is a masterclass in getting the absolute most out of every single note and every single phrase while sounding relaxed and ‘vocal.’ Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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