Dear brass friends (and jazz musicians),
One thing we must do to progress and improve our hearing and musical ability is to transcribe. Admittedly it is a bit of a daunting task, but little by little ease into it – more on this topic later!
Download a transcription of Terell’s excellent solo on “Daahoud” here:
I urge you to purchase this track (or album), as there are some great arrangements on it!
Alternatively you can check it out on Spotify.
I will be transcribing the chords soon to see how he uses his musical language, but you can see a very strong motivic development and certain chromatic passages which he grabs from time to time – little licks like this help you create a fluent solo, especially when at tempi like this.
Feel free to submit corrections, or requests for parts in different keys, this is in Bb – suitable for trumpet.