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This page contains jazz saxophone and flute solo transcriptions by numerous jazz masters.

I view transcription of jazz solos to be an essential part of learning how to improvise. Learning the language of jazz greats such as Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Phil Woods, etc. develops a vocabulary for use during your own improvisations. Solos are transposed for convenience for C, Bb, and Eb instruments. Obviously if a solo is played on a different instrument from the original recording, range adjustments may be necessary.

I was asked by a member of the Phil Woods website about my transcription methods.
This was my response.

Transcriptions are always available for free on my website. If you wish, feel free to make a donation if you have found the transcriptions to be of value.


Al Cohn

Tenor Conclave (from Tenor Conclave)
Tenor Conclave (C Version)
Tenor Conclave (Bb Version)
Tenor Conclave (Eb Version)
Most Recent Transcription Added:  
10/20/14: Four, Gene Ammons
10/20/14: Four, Jackie McLean
8/13/14: Love Walked In, Vincent Herring
7/6/14:   I've Never Been In Love Before,
              Arnie Krakowsky


Gene Ammons

Archie (from The Gene Ammons Story: The 78 Era )
Archie (C Version)
Archie (Bb Version)
Archie (Eb Version)
Autumn Leaves (from Boss Tenors)
Autumn Leaves (C Version)
Autumn Leaves (Bb Version)
Autumn Leaves (Eb Version)

Chabootie (from  The Gene Ammons Story: The 78 Era )
Chabootie (C Version)
Chabootie (Bb Version)
Chabootie (Eb Version)

Four (from  Gene Ammons' All Stars Complete Recordings)
Four (C Version)
Four (Bb Version)
Four (Eb Version)

Walkin' (from  The Gene Ammons Story: The 78 Era )
Walkin' (C Version)
Walkin' (Bb Version)
Walkin' (Eb Version)
George Coleman

Billie's Bounce (from The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker)
Billie's Bounce (C Version)
Billie's Bounce (Bb Version)
Billie's Bounce (Eb Version)
John Coltrane

Tenor Conclave (from Tenor Conclave)
Tenor Conclave (C Version)
Tenor Conclave (Bb Version)
Tenor Conclave (Eb Version)
Ronnie Cuber

A Foggy Day (from It's Uptown)
A Foggy Day (C Version)
A Foggy Day (Bb Version)
A Foggy Day (Eb Version)
Gary Foster

Yardbird Suite (from Mentor)
Yardbird Suite (C Version)
Yardbird Suite (Bb Version)
Yardbird Suite (Eb Version)
Joel Frahm

Giant Steps (from The Jazz Musician's Guide to Creative Practicing)
Giant Steps (C Version)
Giant Steps (Bb Version)
Giant Steps (Eb Version)
Stan Getz
Woody 'N You (Master Take) (from Award Winner)
Woody 'N You (C Version)
Woody 'N You (Bb Version)
Woody 'N You (Eb Version)

Yardbird Suite (from West Coast Live)
Yardbird Suite (C Version)
Yardbird Suite (Bb Version)
Yardbird Suite (Eb Version)
Rosario Giuliani

The Dream That Comes True (from Dameronia: Phil Woods Meets the Italian New
Generation)
The Dream That Comes True (C Version)
The Dream That Comes True (Bb Version)
The Dream That Comes True (Eb Version)
Dexter Gordon

Blow Mr. Dexter (from Settin' The Pace)
Blow Mr. Dexter (C Version)
Blow Mr. Dexter (Bb Version)
Blow Mr. Dexter (Eb Version)

Four (from Bouncin' With Dex)
Four (C Version)
Four (Bb Version)
Four (Eb Version)
Wardell Gray

Bernie's Tune (from Live At The Haig)
Bernie's Tune (C Version)
Bernie's Tune (Bb Version)
Bernie's Tune (Eb Version)

Dell's Bells (from The Wardell Gray Story)
Dell's Bells (C Version)
Dell's Bells (Bb Version)
Dell's Bells (Eb Version)

Five Star (from The Wardell Gray Story)
Five Star (C Version)
Five Star (Bb Version)
Five Star (Eb Version)

Pennies From Heaven (from Live At The Haig)
Pennies From Heaven (C Version)
Pennies From Heaven (Bb Version)
Pennies From Heaven (Eb Version)

Relaxin' at Camarillo (Master Take) (from Charlie Parker: The Complete Savoy
and Dial Recordings 1944-1948)
Relaxin' at Camarillo (Master Take) (C Version)
Relaxin' at Camarillo (Master Take) (Bb Version)
Relaxin' at Camarillo (Master Take) (Eb Version)

Twisted (Master Take) (from The Wardell Gray Story)
Twisted (Master Take) (C Version)
Twisted (Master Take) (Bb Version)
Twisted (Master Take) (Eb Version)

Twisted (Alternate Take JRC46A) (from Wardell Gray Memorial Volume 1)
Twisted (Alternate Take JRC46A) (C Version)
Twisted (Alternate Take JRC46A) (Bb Version)
Twisted (Alternate Take JRC46A) (Eb Version)

Twisted (Alternate Take JRC46C) (from Wardell Gray Memorial Volume 1)
Twisted (Alternate Take JRC46C) (C Version)
Twisted (Alternate Take JRC46C) (Bb Version)
Twisted (Alternate Take JRC46C) (Eb Version)

Twisted (Alternate Take JRC46D) (from Wardell Gray Memorial Volume 1)
Twisted (Alternate Take JRC46D) (C Version)
Twisted (Alternate Take JRC46D) Bb Version)
Twisted (Alternate Take JRC46D) (Eb Version)
Steve Grossman

There Will Never Be Another You (from Way Out East, Vol.1)
There Will Never Be Another You (C Version)
There Will Never Be Another You (Bb Version)
There Will Never Be Another You (Eb Version)
Vincent Herring

Jessica's Day (from Maximum Firepower)
Jessica's Day (C Version)
Jessica's Day (Bb Version)
Jessica's Day (Eb Version)

Love Walked In (from Uptown Shuffle)
Love Walked In (C Version)
Love Walked In (Bb Version)
Love Walked In (Eb Version)
Holly Hofmann

Close Your Eyes (from a YouTube video)
Close Your Eyes (C Version)
Close Your Eyes (Bb Version)
Close Your Eyes (Eb Version)
Harold Land

Joy Spring (Master Take) (from Clifford Brown and Max Roach)
Joy Spring (Master Take) (C Version)
Joy Spring (Master Take)(Bb Version)
Joy Spring (Master Take) (Eb Version)

Joy Spring (AlternateTake) (from Clifford Brown and Max Roach)
Joy Spring (Alternate Take) (C Version)
Joy Spring (Alternate Take) (Bb Version)
Joy Spring (Alternate Take) (Eb Version)

Sandu (from Study in Brown)
Sandu (C Version)
Sandu (Bb Version)
Sandu (Eb Version)
Larry McKenna

My Shining Hour (from My Shining Hour)
My Shining Hour (C Version)
My Shining Hour (Bb Version)
My Shining Hour (Eb Version)

Out Of Nowhere (from Profile)
Out Of Nowhere (C Version)
Out Of Nowhere (Bb Version)
Out Of Nowhere (Eb Version)
Jackie McLean

Four (from Gene Ammons' All Stars Complete Recordings)
Four (C Version)
Four (Bb Version)
  Four (Eb Version)

I Remember You (from Swing, Swang, Swingin')
I Remember You (C Version)
I Remember You (Bb Version)
I Remember You (Eb Version)

Stella By Starlight (from Art Blakey: Hard Bop)
Stella By Starlight (C Version)
Stella By Starlight (Bb Version)
Stella By Starlight (Eb Version)
Hank Mobley

Room 608 (from Horace Silver and The Jazz Messengers)
Room 608 (C Version)
Room 608 (Bb Version)
Room 608 (Eb Version)

Blues Number Two (from Complete Jazz Message Sessions)
Blues Number Two (C Version)
Blues Number Two (Bb Version)
Blues Number Two (Eb Version)

Tenor Conclave (from Tenor Conclave)
Tenor Conclave (C Version)
Tenor Conclave (Bb Version)
Tenor Conclave (Eb Version)
James Moody

Good Bait (from Quadromania: James Moody)
Good Bait (C Version)
Good Bait (Bb Version)
Good Bait (Eb Version)

I'm In The Mood For Groovin' (from Quadromania: James Moody)
I'm In The Mood For Groovin' (C Version)
I'm In The Mood For Groovin' (Bb Version)
I'm In The Mood For Groovin' (Eb Version)

Lester Leaps In (from Quadromania: James Moody)
Lester Leaps In (C Version)
Lester Leaps In (Bb Version)
Lester Leaps In (Eb Version)
Ralph Moore

Like Someone in Love (from Moore Makes 4)
Like Someone in Love (C Version)
Like Someone in Love (Bb Version)
Like Someone in Love (Eb Version)

Squatty Roo (from Moore Makes 4)
Squatty Roo (C Version)
Squatty Roo (Bb Version)
Squatty Roo (Eb Version)
Lennie Niehaus

Cherokee (from Contemporary Concepts)
Cherokee (C Version)
Cherokee (Bb Version)
Cherokee (Eb Version)

Star Eyes (from Lennie Niehaus, Vol. 4: The Quintets & Strings)
Star Eyes (C Version)
Star Eyes (Bb Version)
Star Eyes (Eb Version)
Charlie Parker

Carvin' The Bird (Alternate Take) (from Charlie Parker: The Complete Savoy and Dial
Recordings 1944-1948)
Carvin' The Bird (Alternate Take) (C Version)
Carvin' The Bird (Alternate Take) (Bb Version)
Carvin' The Bird (Alternate Take) (Eb Version)

Carvin' The Bird (Master Take) (from Charlie Parker: The Complete Savoy and Dial
Recordings 1944-1948)
Carvin' The Bird (Master Take) (C Version)
Carvin' The Bird (Master Take) (Bb Version)
Carvin' The Bird (Master Take) (Eb Version)

Moose The Mooche (Take 1) (from Charlie Parker: The Complete Savoy and Dial
Recordings 1944-1948)
Moose The Mooche (Take 1) (C Version)
Moose The Mooche (Take 1) (Bb Version)
Moose The Mooche (Take 1) (Eb Version)

Relaxin' at Camarillo (Master Take) (from Charlie Parker: The Complete Savoy
and Dial Recordings 1944-1948)
Relaxin' at Camarillo (Master Take) (C Version)
Relaxin' at Camarillo (Master Take) (Bb Version)
Relaxin' at Camarillo (Master Take) (Eb Version)
Art Pepper

Holiday Flight (from The Art of Pepper)
Holiday Flight (C Version)
Holiday Flight (Bb Version)
Holiday Flight (Eb Version)

What Is This Thing Called Love? (from Modern Art)
What Is This Thing Called Love? (C Version)
What Is This Thing Called Love? (Bb Version)
What Is This Thing Called Love? (Eb Version)
Bill Perkins

Star Eyes (from Lennie Niehaus, Vol. 4: The Quintets & Strings)
Star Eyes (C Version)
Star Eyes (Bb Version)
Star Eyes (Eb Version)
Sonny Rollins

Airegin (from YouTube video)
Airegin (C Version)
Airegin (Bb Version)
Airegin (Eb Version)

What Is This Thing Called Love (Alternate take) (from Clifford Brown and Max Roach
at Basin Street)
What Is This Thing Called Love (C Version)
What Is This Thing Called Love (Bb Version)
What Is This Thing Called Love (Eb Version)

What Is This Thing Called Love (Master take) (from Clifford Brown and Max Roach at
Basin Street)
What Is This Thing Called Love (C Version)
What Is This Thing Called Love (Bb Version)
What Is This Thing Called Love (Eb Version)
Zoot Sims

Tenor Conclave (from Tenor Conclave)
Tenor Conclave (C Version)
Tenor Conclave (Bb Version)
Tenor Conclave (Eb Version)
Sonny Stitt

Afternoon In Paris (from Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/J.J. Johnson)
Afternoon in Paris (C Version)
Afternoon in Paris (Bb Version)
Afternoon in Paris (Eb Version)

Au Privave (from Sits in with the Oscar Peterson Trio)
Au Privave (C Version)
Au Privave (Bb Version)
Au Privave (Eb Version)

Chabootie (from The Gene Ammons Story: The 78 Era)
Chabootie (C Version
Chabootie (Bb Version)
Chabootie (Eb Version)

Now's The Time (from Stitt Plays Bird)
Now's The Time (C Version)
Now's The Time (Bb Version)
Now's The Time (Eb Version)

Sonny Side (from Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/J.J. Johnson)
Sonny Side (C Version)
Sonny Side (Bb Version)
Sonny Side (Eb Version

Tune Up (from The Hard Swing)
Tune Up Solo (C Version)
Tune Up Solo (Bb Version)
Tune Up Solo (Eb Version)
(This transcription is analyzed in the Online Lessons section)
Frank Wess

There Is No Greater Love (from Flute Juice)
There Is No Greater Love (C Version)
There Is No Greater Love (Bb Version)
There Is No Greater Love (Eb Version)
Phil Woods
I have contributed the following 20 transcribed solos to the Phil Woods website
(www.philwoods.com). They are available to Patrons of Phil's website.

Buzzy
Clinology
Crazeology
Four
Hallucinations
How High the Moon
Have You Met Miss Jones
Rights of Swing Part IV (Scherzo)
Slow Boat to China
Solar (1957 version)
Solar (1996 version)
Star Eyes (1994 version)
Star Eyes (2005 version)
Stella By Starlight
Stockholm Sweetnin'
Take the A Train
The Serpent's Tooth
Well You Needn't
Yardbird Suite
Yesterdays
Lester Young

DB Blues (from The Complete Aladdin Recording)
DB Blues (C Version)
DB Blues (Bb Version)
DB Blues (Eb Version)

Poundcake (from Enter The Count)
Poundcake (C Version)
Poundcake (Bb Version)
Poundcake (Eb Version)
Lou Donaldson

Tahiti (from Complete 1952 Blue Note Studio Sessions)
Tahiti (C Version)
Tahiti (Bb Version)
Tahiti (Eb Version)

Split Kick (from Kenny Dorham: Live (1953/1956/1964))
Split Kick (C Version)
Split Kick (Bb Version)
Split Kick (Eb Version)
George Robert

I Remember You (from Youngbloods)
I Remember You (C Version)
I Remember You (Bb Version)
I Remember You (Eb Version)
Arnie Krakowsky

I've Never Been In Love Before (from Is It Minor Yours?)
I've Never Been In Love Before (C Version)
I've Never Been In Love Before (Bb Version)
I've Never Been In Love Before (Eb Version)