I bought a live performance DVD from Jamey Aebersold, and was really captivated by this performance of Anthropology. It’s in Copenhagen, with “NIHOP” on bass. Lots of great “Bud” vocabulary here.
Anthropology – Bud Powell
Here is the actual performance, from 1962 in Copenhagen:
From Dexter Gordon’s album
A Swingin’ Affair. Great bebop vocabulary.
You Stepped Out Of A Dream – Sonny Clark
Everybody Digs Bill Evans
Minority – Bill Evans
From the alternate take on the album
Clifford Brown and Max Roach, recorded in February 1955. I transcribed this to study some sort-of generic blues vocabulary.
Blues Walk – Ritchie Powell
From Cannonball Adderley’s album
Them Dirty Blues. I originally thought it was Bobby Timmons, but a check of the Jazz Discography Project (great resource, btw) confirms that the album was done in two sessions, and Barry Harris played on this one. Great bebop vocabulary.
Jeannine – Barry Harris
From the album
McCoy Tyner plays Ellington, recorded in December 1964 for Prestige. I was looking for Tyner’s approach on super-conventional harmony. It’s still heavily rooted in speedy technique and pentatonics.
But Beautiful, a live album recorded in 1974 with Stan Getz. This solo is jammed with the classic Bill Evans vocabulary that I love, and it’s quite a composition in it’s own right.
Grandfather’s Waltz – Bill Evans
Here is a subsequent post analyzing the form of this tune
And here is the transcribed track, via Youtube:
Great sextet album Sonny’s Crib, with Coltrane, Don Byrd, Curtis Fuller, Paul Chambers and Art Taylor. A great snapshot of the patterns Sonny could play at a blistering tempo!
With a Song In My Heart – Sonny Clark
Smokin’ at the Half Note (1965 with Wes Montgomery, Paul Chambers & Jimmy Cobb)
Unit Seven – Wynton Kelley
Getting Sentimental (1978 – live at the Vanguard with Philly Joe Jones on drums and Michael Moore on bass). My favorite chromatic 3-6-2-5 run comes from this solo.
How My Heart Sings – Bill Evans