Transcription: TSgt Tedd Baker’s Tenor Sax Solo on ‘Lately’ by Stevie Wonder, as performed by the Airmen of Note off their album iTempo Latino.

Check out TSgt Tedd Baker's tenor saxophone solo on "Lately" by Stevie Wonder as recorded by the Airmen of Note on their album iTempo Latino. I was very lucky to hear the Airmen of Note featuring Peter Erskine at the I.A.J.E. Conference in Long Beach, California in January 2005 and was totally blown away by the band. I bought their CD after the performance and just fell in love with Ted's solo on this tune, arranged as a Bossa Nova by Chuck Loeb. Firstly, Tedd's solo is really melodic. I love his rhythmic approach; for example the rhythmic anticipations he utilises in the opening line of the solo, his use…
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Transcription: Sam Skelton’s Tenor Sax Solo on ‘Freudian Slip’ by Gordon Vernick off the album, Destination.

I thought I'd share a transcription I recently completed of an amazing saxophonist, Sam Skelton. I discovered this solo on a good friend of mine, Gordon Vernick's album, Destination. What really drew me to this solo is the way in which Skelton phrases and accents certain notes in his lines. In order to improve my articulation, phrasing and use of space, I decided to work out this solo and I learnt a great deal from it. The process I use when transcribing a solo is the following: I listen to the solo many times and attempt to sing along with the solo so that it is ingrained in my mind's…
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Transcription: TSgt Tedd Baker’s Tenor Sax Solo on ‘Lately’ by Stevie Wonder, as performed by the Airmen of Note off their album iTempo Latino.

Check out TSgt Tedd Baker's tenor saxophone solo on "Lately" by Stevie Wonder as recorded by the Airmen of Note on their album iTempo Latino. I was very lucky to hear the Airmen of Note featuring Peter Erskine at the I.A.J.E. Conference in Long Beach, California in January 2005 and was totally blown away by the band. I bought their CD after the performance and just fell in love with Ted's solo on this tune, arranged as a Bossa Nova by Chuck Loeb. Firstly, Tedd's solo is really melodic. I love his rhythmic approach; for example the rhythmic anticipations he utilises in the opening line of the solo, his use…
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Transcription: Sam Skelton’s Tenor Sax Solo on ‘Freudian Slip’ by Gordon Vernick off the album, Destination.

I thought I'd share a transcription I recently completed of an amazing saxophonist, Sam Skelton. I discovered this solo on a good friend of mine, Gordon Vernick's album, Destination. What really drew me to this solo is the way in which Skelton phrases and accents certain notes in his lines. In order to improve my articulation, phrasing and use of space, I decided to work out this solo and I learnt a great deal from it. The process I use when transcribing a solo is the following: I listen to the solo many times and attempt to sing along with the solo so that it is ingrained in my mind's…
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