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Back in action!

I Hope everyone had a great summer! I’m just catching up with website type stuff and thought I’d give it a little re-jig. Some exciting news, the HON CD is being sent off to the printers, so there will be a pre-order type of thing coming up soon. But in the meantime; I have some […]

Starters Vol.1

This is my version of a kickstarter campaign: After recording last January and since selecting the tracks, there were some tracks that I couldn’t include on the LP. Rather than having them sitting around on my hard drive for the rest of eternity, I thought I’d share them on bandcamp. Since the whole process of […]

Thomas Morgan – Everything I Love

Here’s the chorus Thomas Morgan takes on Everything I love, from Aaron Parks’ “Alive in Japan”, which I believe was recorded from his iPhone. Along with Aaron Parks and Thomas Morgan, R.J Miller plays drums. The best thing, it’s all free off his band camp, totally worth a download! Here’s a photo of my transcription […]

A taste of what’s coming….

Hope all is well! I thought I’d share what I’ve got coming up. My record with HON is still in the works, I’ve finished all the mixing and mastering and now just working on the artwork with Meirion Ginsberg, check out his work! Here’s a 55 second taster of the CD: It’s all exciting in […]

Gay Disco! 

In keeping with the daily transcription posting, here’s today’s: Keeping with the Skirl records theme, I’ve taken down Andrew D’angelo’s ‘Gay Disco’. This is from his record Skadra Degis. It’s a trio album with Trevor Dunn and Jim Black, well worth checking out, a bunch of the tune titles are very literal (you’ll understand when […]

Murnau On the Beach

Today’s piece is from Ben Perowsky’s Esopus Opus CD, which was released on Skirl Records. It’s got 3/5 of the original Claudia Quintet line-up (Drew Gress, Ted Reichman and Chris Speed). I joke about this with friends, but I think it might be the closest a horn has ever come to sounding like Randy Newman’s […]

Chris Speed 26-2

I’m a huge Chris Speed fan, so I took down the way he played the head to 26-2 and the first chorus. This is from the album ‘Really OK’, which features Chris Tordini on bass and Dave King on drums. This record is well worth checking out! I’m planning on getting more of this down, […]

Cork Soles….

Since it’s all pretty quiet at the moment, I thought I’d keep up the transcription sharing thing. I took down this tune called Cork Soles composed by Brooklyn based piano player Jesse Stacken. It’s from his latest record called Helleborus featuring Tony Malaby, Sean Conly and Tom Rainey. Before I went on to figure out […]

News Feb/March

I apologise, my efforts at maintaining this little site has been very poor. So here’s a post which will hopefully take care of what’s coming up over the next few months (if anyone reads it). The first thing I got up to this year was the tracking of my first CD with “HON” (featuring Elliot […]

Larry Grenadier Tea for Two

Incase you’re interested. This is Larry Grenadier’s bassline from about 1:27 until 3:40 on this video.  Tea for two Lush little duo. The harmony is slightly different on the last 8 to what it is in the real book (in my opinion, better). Enjoy!