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Hey VWs,

Those following along with the TOTM should benefit from checking out this relatively simple yet bluesy solo. Let me know if this kind of stuff helps.


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toddc Sun, 09/12/2010 - 18:31

Nice job transcribing Dana
Some classic lines here.

This is useful and helps!

Thank you,
Todd Canedy
Don't stop asking until you understand. Once you understand constantly confirm it.

harvey price Tue, 09/14/2010 - 20:04

In reply to by toddc

Dana, I love this solo. The first three notes though are Bb,B natural, Bb, 16th note triplet. I think that is the only flub. I don't mean to be be weird about this, but I am really in love with this solo and have done some transcribing myself. Also, My wife, Linda, who has the best ears in the world, caught it right away. She is my spell checker. Please don't be mad at me, it is a cool lick. Harvey

DanaSud Tue, 09/14/2010 - 20:26

In reply to by harvey price

I went ahead and updated the transcription. Thanks for helping to proof read. Please let me know if you find something else. I did this transcription in less than an hour so if that is the only mistake, I'm doing good.

Glad you're enjoying it.

harvey price Wed, 09/15/2010 - 12:06

In reply to by DanaSud

By the way. Lem Winchester and Clifford Brown both studied with the same teacher here in Wilmington. The late Robert "Boysie" Lowery. "Boysie" was a wonderful human being and teacher. I got to hang with him for a bit the last ten years of his life. Also, the great tenor player Ernie Watts was from that lineage. Ok, jazz history lesson over for the day

BarryK Tue, 09/14/2010 - 23:11


It was very helpful to see the changes written on top of the solo. I would have been lost without them. I was having a very difficult time hearing that this has anything to do with "My Romance". I couldn't hear the changes, or any part of the original melody, in the solo, to give me any hint where I am in the song. I tried singing the original melody on top of the solo, and couldn't.

When I comped using your chords, I was able to follow.

I am curious how Lem created this solo. Did he analyze the changes, as we are doing with TOTM, or is this all by ear?


DanaSud Wed, 09/15/2010 - 12:22

In reply to by BarryK

To me it just sounds like he is playing the blues over the tune. CMaj/Amin & FMaj/Dmin blues scales mostly to correspond with the two main key centers of the tune.


BarryK Thu, 09/16/2010 - 07:41

In reply to by DanaSud

Well, that makes it easy. I could do THAT! That's seeing the forest through the trees. Missed it.

Now, if I only had "Feeling"!



tonymiceli Thu, 09/16/2010 - 23:50

In reply to by BarryK

i think those guys worked so much that they learned another way. and also they heard the tunes on the radio all the time.

i do think though that many did site at a piano and work some stuff out.
i doubt lem studied like we are though.

Tony Miceli (new)
s k y p e: tjazzvibe

harvey price Sun, 09/19/2010 - 20:23

In reply to by harvey price

I believe Lem went through the same training as Clifford Brown, which was to take the upper and lower neighbors in all chords through what "Boysie" called the classes. You should really ask Don Glanden about this thought, he is the Boysie expert. Anyway, Lem was a schooled musician.