Monday, June 27, 2011

Benny Carter - I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me (5/40)

Thanks to Ethan Iverson for posting a transcription of this solo on his blog. This is apparently Lee Konitz's favorite Benny Carter solo.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bill Evans - My Funny Valentine (5/14/62)

This week's solo was suggested by our dear friend pianist Michael Coleman. In Michael's words this solo is "almost too perfect."

Monday, June 13, 2011

Elvin Jones - Black Nile (4/29/64)

Thanks to Sam Ospovat for suggesting this incredible Elvin solo. The band's entrance at the end is pretty trippy.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bix Beiderbecke - I'm Coming, Virginia (5/13/27)

Thanks to Mr. Scott Brazieal for suggesting this solo. Also features the great Eddie Lang on guitar and Frankie Trumbauer on c-melody sax. Those chords at 2:59 give me goosebumps every time.