jeudi 25 novembre 2010


30-11-18 : I've transcribed most of Art Tatum's After You've Gone.

16-11-18 : some new transcriptions : the leadsheet of Tahiti by Milt Jackson ; the (long !) leadsheet of Polliwog by James Farm ; and some Palestinian music with the score of Sama-Sounounov by the Joubran Trio !

12-11-18 : I happen to have a bunch of new transcriptions, that I'll post when I'll have the time ! First of all, I've been working a long time on a Fats Waller transcription : his 1937 version of Tea For Two.
I've also transcribed some Étienne Daho (French icon of the New Wave) songs : Tombé pour la France and Week-end à Rome.

12-07-18 : another Mary Lou Williams' tune : Fifth dimension, a blues based on a great riff ! And a nice waltz by Armel Dupas, Petite Bretonne.

09-07-18 : I have some new transcriptions to share : Nines by Dan Tepfer, from his duet album with Ben Wendel ; the leadsheet of Chronos by James Farm ; and n°5 of Mary Lou Williams' Zodiac Suite Leo !

29-04-18 : a new Brad Mehldau transcription : Always August, from Nearness, with Joshua Redman. You can find the leadsheet here !

31-03-18 : and here is Aries from Mary Lou Williams' Zodiac Suite !

mercredi 24 novembre 2010

Pierre de Bethmann

Pierre de Bethmann 4tet, songs from his 2012 album Go :
On Change
This tune is, like many other Bethmann's compositions, really complex and hard to play. I've notated the theme in 7/4 6/4 7/4 5/4, you could write it in 13/4 - 12/4 or another strange thing, it seemed right to me this way...

Another complex tune in 5/4 and 3/4. You can find the leadsheet (and some samples) on his website. The solo is uncomplete, but you can have a good idea of how Bethmann approachs this tune.

Pardi : Leadsheet and transcription
Same here : beautiful song, strange chords and odd metrics.
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Pierre de Bethmann trio, songs from his 2015 album Essais, vol 1 :
Based on Gabrie Fauré's song for cello and piano.

Stefano Bollani

Theme only.

Guillaume de Chassy

From his amazing Piano Solo album :
Valse Dombelle
Slava, based on Prokofiev's first violin concerto. Impressive, beautiful, worth checking !

Steve Coleman

From Motherland Pulse (1985)
Wights Waits For Weights
The Glide Was In The Ride

From On the Edge of Tomorrow (1986)
Little one I'll miss you
Theme of this beautiful song, as sung by Cassandra Wilson.
Nine to Five

From On the Rising of th 64 Paths (2002)
Round Midnight
Beautiful live version of this marvellous song that you can find on a bonus track of the On the Rising of th 64 Paths album. Sax and guitar version.

From Weaving symbolics (2006)
Ritual trio (earth)
Fantastic mystic song, based on a simple but irregular structure (that makes it complicated...) Main theme and beginnig of the solo (2:50). Score in Eb and C.

Marc Copland

From Bookends, with Dave Liebman (2002) :

From the solo album Time Within Time (2004) :
Rivers Run

Laurent Coq

From Live at Duc des Lombards, with David el Malek and Olivier Zanot
Act up
Piece for 2 saxophones and piano.
Act up - Solo 1
Still incomplete, but...

Chick Corea

Armando's RhumbaSolo piano : Originals
Impressive solo version of this great tune. 100% complete...

Bill Evans

IsraelExplorations (1961)
Wonderful version of this minor blues.

The two lonely peopleAlone (1968)
This song is on the bonus version of the album. It's a work-in-progress version : each song of the "official" record is made of different recordings edited together. The two lonely people is one take, in-progress, and wasn't meant to be heard like this, and yet it's really interesting – and beautiful.
I've transcribed the theme and the first solo, and they're just perfect.
The second solo is really different : it seems that Evans was throwing up ideas for and edited version. Then he just dashes the theme...

Tigran Hamasyan

Two transcriptions from his solo album A Fable :
Someday my prince will come
The Spinners