Tag Archives: West Coast Jazz

May 06

Lee Konitz Transcription — Skylark

Here’s a short and tasty transcription of Lee Konitz on the ballad, Skylark. It’s a live recording from 1954 at Storyville. Just the head and a chorus, but in this case…it’s all you need… Skylark — Konitz (Click the link for a .pdf)

April 09

Gerry Mulligan Transcription

Here’s a transcription of a quick, one chorus solo from Gerry Mulligan on his tune “Line for Lyons.” The “Lyons” that the title refers to is Jimmy Lyons, who was the founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival. This recording comes from the album “Gerry Mulligan-Paul Desmond Quartet” (Verve), which was one of the many records […]

March 11

Lee Konitz Transcription – There Will Never Be Another You

Lee Konitz b. 1927 (Chicago) Alto saxophonist, Lee Konitz, has had a long and distinguished career as a jazz musician and improviser. He has created a very large and diverse record catalogue, though he is most commonly associated with cool and west coast jazz. Konitz was one of the very few saxophonists to be alive […]

March 09

Stan Getz Transcription – Yardbird Suite

Click the link below for a .pdf of my transcription of Stan Getz playing Yardbird Suite live at the Haig Club, Los Angeles in 1953 with Chet Baker. This tune appears on the album “West Coast Live.” Stan Getz Yardbird Suite – Tenor Saxophone – 2020-01-15 1324_1