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Tenor Sax

Confirmation
transcribed by
Michael Breckers' solo from the
Charles McNeal
Chick Corea CD "Three Quartets"

n
225 bpm

# c
# n #
& J J J

b - n - - . -
# n # .

# .
b n
J
J
6

# # # # # n
#
# n # n # # n

11

. # n #. n
# n b # n n n J
# J
J
15

b b
# . n b n # # n b b b
J
20

n # # n # #
r
# n. b
b

# J
24

n # n
# n b
#
3
28 3
3
# n
#
& # J
32 3

# # n n #
# # #
36


# n b # n
5

b n
j
38 3

# # n # n
# # # # n # #

3
41

# n # # n #
# n n
#
45 3

b n n b b b
3

# n # #
#

b
49

b n b n b b b
# n b b n # n
J J
53


# # J J #
J J #
J
57

-2-

# # n J J # n
& # n n
61

# n
# # # n b # #

# #
64

. b n b

# J n # n
68

b . # .
# # n n b J # J
J J
72

# n b # n n # n
b
77

b b
# n n b
#
J J
81 3

n
# n n b b n b b n n b b
b
85 3

b b +
+
+

#
n b J J
J J J
89 3

-3-
# b n b n .
# J J J n n #
& J b n
94 3


# # n # n b
# n # # #

98 3

# n # n # n n
n # # # #
102

#
# # # n #
#
.
105 5

# b n #
# # n n n
J
108 3

# # n # #
n #

112

#. # # n
3

# # # n n
#
n n #
3
115

b b n # n # n b
# n n b # n
# b b

118 3

-4-
n b b # # n #
# n b #
r

& # #

121 3
*approximation-------------------------*

() n b #
# n # n #
#
n b n

. n b .
124

n b
# b J

J

. n b
128 3

b b b n
b # n
# J #
3
133

# n. b . #
# J #
J
137 3


# # # n # n n b #
n .

J

141

# n n # # n n #

# #
# n
145

#. # # n #
# n n b n
b
148
3 3

-5-
b - b
# b. b n b
J J b
& n j
5

# n b
150

b b
# b b .
#
J J n b J
J J

.
153

b

j

J
158

# n n b n b b
# n # # n n
163

n b n b b r
# n # n b b n

167 3

# b # n # n n # n
#
5


3
171 3 3

# n b b b n b b n #

173


# n b n b
5

n b
3
3

# n
176

-6-
# b b b n n # # n # b n
& # n n
179 3 3

b b b b b
# n b b n n
b b
J J
3
182

+ + + + +
# n J J J J J
186

+ + + n
# # # n b n # n # n
3
191

# # J n # n

J J
195

# n # n n # n #
# # # # n
199

#
b n n # #
J J # #
202 3

b n #
# n b # n
206

-7-
b n # n b
# b b b n n

& J

n # + n b
210 3 3

b n # b b b
n b
r

# n
J J J
214 3

b n #
# # n
# J
218

# b n # n # n # n
#
J
222

# n # # b # b # n n

226

# 3
# . .
# # J # n J
. # n
J
231

n
# J 3
#

238

# 3 # # n # n # #
# J
245 3

-8-
# # n #
# n
3
&
252

Chord Changes
# m7(b5) B 7+ 9
# c
G F Em A7 Dm G7 C7 Bm E7
&
258

A 7+4 ()
# m7 b5
B 7+ 9
#
Am D7 G F Em A7 Dm G7

264

#
C7 Bm E7 Am D7 G Dm G7

270

b7 b
#
C Fm B E Am D7

276

()
# m7 b 5
B 7+9
#
G F Em A7 Dm G7 C7 Bm E7

282

#
Am D7 G

288

-9-
Tenor Sax. Michael Brecker Transcriptions

Doctor Sax
Tenor solo by Michael Brecker
From the michael franks Album "the camera never lies" (1987) M. Franks

b # n A # #
Solotranscription Louis Gerrits may 2005

b b # # N
& c b

b b n # # # n b
n
3

N # n # n #
&

. # . . - - .
6 16 8
2


& . R #

. # . . - - .
4

# . .
& R . R # #
R
36

- - - . . . . . - -

#




.
& R .
R
R
- - - - . b -
39

- - - . b b .

b
. - .
& R
- b - - - - - -
43

b - - - - HT - HT
& () J
47

b HT HT n r .
. . . . . . b J . - - .
J
&
49

louis gerrits 2005


() . .
2
2 Tenor Sax. doctor sax

b HT n b
J
3

& b

2 2
52

o ht j
&
3

2
57

. b ht # j n
#
&
o o

8
64

b o
& b .
kk

. # . . - - . 3
68


3 3 3

.
#
. R #
# .
& R R
78

- - - . . . . . - -
#







.
. R
& R
R
81

-

-

-
. b b .
b
& R

- - - - .
85

b . b b . # j b


& b
b
87

b . . b # b
7
ht ht ht

&
3 3 3
89
# . n b b
doctor sax 3
b b . () b n
Tenor Sax.

# # b . J
&
91

b .
N b
3 3

& b # b b
#
93

b b n N .

b n b n N # b b aa
& b b b b

-
8 2
94

- . . .
. # . - .

& .R
95

- - # j n b - . . .

b o b
&
3


107

# b b
j
.
#
# b
b
&
( ( )
)
110 3

- . o o o o b
&
3 3 3 3
112 3

b
& b
b n b
115

& .
116
N
4 Tenor Sax. doctor sax

# n # a # n # n n
& b # # # #( ) n
117

b b n # n b o
# # a # n
&
b #
118



b
&

. . # j
119

. .
b
J ( )
&
121
.

()
&
124

o o o o # # n # # n b o . n o
&

~~ ~ ~~ ~~~#~ ~~~~ ~#~ ~~


125

o o
o o o o o o b
Freak out at the pitch of these notes

b
&

. - b - . - . . - b - . - - - - - - .
126 3
Split Tone

b - -
& J
129 3

b n # n b ht ht
j
# n
&
132
doctor sax 5
b
Tenor Sax.

. . .

( ) J
&
134

o # o o o o
& 3 3 3
136

o # o
& J
3 3 3

o n b b o
137

# o n o o # .
& 3 3 3 3 3

o
138

b b o o n b n # n
# #
&
139

# n # # n # . . . J
& # J J
140
Tenor Sax
Gregory Is Here
transcribed by
Michael Brecker's solo from the Horace Silver
180 bpm Charles McNeal
CD "In Pursuit Of The 27th Man"
# 7+4
C
# # # Dm

. b n # #
c . # .


J J
& # 3

# 7+4
# # . b n b
C Dm

n .
5

B . b E 7 ( 9)
b
Dm
b n
Am



3
8

D 7+4 G 7+9
b b b n b b b
Dm
J J
b n 3 3 3
12

# 7+4
C C
# . # . .

3

b n b b b n b n
J
15

# 7+4
Dm
. b b
C
# #
b n # # #
19

# n Dm
#
. b n

22
B E 7 ( 9)
.
b 7+4
b #
#
A D

m

J J
& J

G 7(# 9)
3
25

b b
# n b n b b .
Dm C
J
J
3

b7 b
29 3

b # n # b b b
b
Fm B E

b7
33

b . b 3
Cm Fm B
b
b b n b b n b b n b b n J
3 3 3

# 7+4
36 3

Dm G7 C

# # # # # # # n # #. # # n # #
3

# 7+4
39

# - -
Dm
# # n # n C
# # .
# # #
# n
3

b. b
43 3

. Dm B
#. # n # # # n # n b n
J J J J

E 7(b 9)
46


+

#
Am
# n #
#
D7 4 Dm
b .
J J
3 3
50

-2-
# #
n # n # # n # n
G7 C
# #
& #
# 7+4
54

C
. . # n


56

-3-
Bb Tenor Sax
As played by Mike Brecker
HADRIAN'S WALL on Mike Nock's In Out And Around
Transciption by rick margitza

# b b
4 b n b # j

&4
3

7
3 J

b b # n # #

&
3
j
#
3

b 3 b b j
3 3 3

J n
& b
3
5
#
b
#
3 3

# # #

& b J

# # # #
5
j

& # # # # #

b b b
3

b n b # n #
3

b #
& #
3

b b
3 3

b b b
b
3

& # b

3


3 6

# .

3

&
b
. b b ( b
3

& ) b
3
2

# # # #
## # ##
6 3

& # #
6 3

# # # #
3

# # b b n n
# J
3

& 3 3 3 3
3

# # # #
# # #
& # #
6

# # # n # # 3
5

## # ## # ##.

#
& 3 3
3 3

## # # # # # # # j # # # n
& # # #
3
3

b b b n j b b b
b n
n b
3

& b b b j
7 3


b b b n
b
3


& # J
3
3
6 3

b 3 b b b b
# n b n
& b

. . # . . # r # b
& . .
3
b b b b b
3

# b b
& b

#
& b ( )
b
3
# # # # # # # #
& ## ## # #
6

# # # 3 3
# 3 b
3 3
3


# #
&
Michael Brecker Transcriptions
Tenor Sax. B
I Want To Be Happy
Tenor solo by Michael Brecker
From the Don Grolnick Album "Weaver of Dreams" (1990) V. Youmans
#
DJ D- b E A7
j b . J b b #
Solotranscription Louis Gerrits december 2004

. # b b # .
& c k b
k
E A7 D6 B E A7
j b . J b b b b n b b b b
&
k
b n b
# o A 7 o n o o
5

DJ D b b E
b #
& # # b
9

o b # A # n
E D6
# n # #
7

& # #
13

A D GJ C7
- - - b - .
# n . b .
& n
#
17

F B7 E A7
b . b . . b b b b n b
& J J b
#
21

DJ D E A7

& b
25
b
E A7 D6 B # E
A7
# # # # b b #
# #
& j #
29
3

Louis Gerrits 2004


2
DJ
#
D E
I Want To Be HAppy
A7
-
. # - () # # #
& .
33

E A7 D6 B
# N b b b
#
& b b #

#
37

E A7 DJ D
# n b # b # b
& b # b
() ()
40

E A7 E
N # # # N N N b b b
b J b
&
43

A7 D6
# # # J #
& #
46

A D GJ C7
# # b
o
&
#
F j B7 E A
49

# # b n # # n b b
7
#
# b n
&
#
53

DJ E D
b b b b
b b b # n # #
& b
57

A7 E A7
# # n
& # #
60 3
D6 B E A7
I Want To Be HAppy 3
# b b b #
&
#
63

DJ D E A7
# # o # b
&
b
E A7 D6 B E A7
65


# b b b b # # #

&
#
69

DJ D E A7
# #
& #
( )
73

E A7 D6
# # # n # # #
& # # #
77

A D
# n # # n # # #
N
&
3 3 3 3

#
80 3

GJ
C7
b
F
#

() b b b # #
&
83

B7 b b b E
b. bA.7 b b
n J
& 3

#
86

DJ D E
b # n n # #
& # #
89
A7 E A7
4 I Want To Be HAppy

# # # # #

&
92 3

# . #B
D6
.
E A7 DJ E
J J # #. # .
& J J # . # . w
95
Tenor Sax

Just The Way You Are


Michael Brecker's solo from the "Diana Krall" transcribed by
135 bpm CD "Live in Paris" Charles McNeal

b m6 +
Dm

. .
b
F B /F F F

&b c
3

b b bm
B Dm F7
r r r B B # n
.
F/A
. J
b

b bm

b # n
Cm F7 B B F/A

b j
b
3
10

Am/D # G7 # n

G m/C

b .

F
14

.
b J J VOCALS
18

F Dm b b b b
b n n n
G m/C

b
~

3
22

b b b
~ D F B # n B b
B m 7 m

b J J b b
3
25
b


n b b # .
F/A Cm F7 B
b #
&b n #
b
B m
b .
29

F/A b r n
# n n A m/D G7

b J J n J
J

.
3

F
32

#

G m/C

b J #

b b
36 3


J J r b r n r b r n b r
Dm B Dm F7 B

J J b j .
r

b J
b


bm
40

3

B

F/A
. # n
b Fade Out
3
44

-2-
Michael Brecker Transcriptions
Tenor Sax. B
letter to N.Y.
Tenor solo by Michael Brecker
From the yun fukamchi Album "onthe move" (1987) y. fukamachi

. . . . . . . . . . . .
Solotranscription Louis Gerrits 1990

&b c

. . . . . .

. . . . . .

4
&b

16
6

b - - - #
. b

n - - .

j
J J J ( ) ( )
r
&b #

14

b. . n b. n ..

#
&b () () J
33

-
A - . . . . . . . . . . . n - - # - - - . . - - - - . . .
( ) ( ) J J
&b

() b - 6
36

. . . b. -3 - - - -
&b J J
39 3
3


b . - . - . . b ( )
&b ( ) J ( ) () . R
48

n b b
b #
&b J #
~

51 3

Louis gerrits 2005


4 16
2 Michael Brecker Solo - Letter to New York


Tenor Sax.

#
&b J ( )
54


. . R b
&b b
3 3


76

# o o o o
3 3


j .
&b
78

o o o o o o o n
&b
79

. n - . . > >
. . . . . . . . . .

#
&b n ( ) # # n . b . .
()
. b
80

.
. . b
J
&b
83

# b
b
&b
86 3

#
3 3
j



&b

.
87


3 12

b b
+envelope filter

& b J J J
89
Michael Brecker Solo - Letter to New York 3

. . . . . . . . . . .
Tenor Sax.

&b
. .
92

. . .
. b
. . . . b b
n .

& b J


94

b .
b . J
&
Clean

97

b
n b n b b
b
&b .
100 3

b . . . . . . o o o o o o
Envelope Filter

&b J

b b
102

- n b b
o o o o o o o o b . - . . R
&b J J
105

b b b b b
&b

108


. . b .
R
&b .
Clean

110

# b n n b n
# N
&b
112
b b
4 Michael Brecker Solo - Letter to New York

# n b # n #
Tenor Sax.


Envelope Filter

&b
113

b b () b b
&b
b ( ) ( )
115

b b
&
118
Michael Brecker Transcriptions
Tenor Sax. B
Maxine
Tenor solo by Michael Brecker
From the donald fagen Album "the nightfly" (1982) d.fagen

o . . . b b .
Solotranscription Louis Gerrits august 2005

& 98 . . J .

. . b . . . . .b . . .
& J J J . . .
6

. . . # n
. # n b #
& . n #
12 3 3

. b b j b . . . .
j ( )
& J b b b . . .

.
15

. . . . n. . . . . . b
. . ( ). .
j j
#

&
20

. b. . b. b . # . b . . .
j n b N # . . . .
J . .
& b( ) ( J)
25

b #. n. b. .
. . . . .
& ##
29

# n . . . #. . ~
. ~~ .
# # N N #
& # 5

32 4
5

Louis Gerrits 2004


Nothing Personal
tenor sax solo as performed by Michael Brecker
MCA/Impulse Records 1986
trans. Joel Moore

A -7
. . #

chorus 1
&c
J

#. #.
& J J

D7 b. . n b. # # #
3

& J J
J
A -7 b7
G7 G
. j
& J w . .
J

F7 E7
b # b
& J J
A -7
b # n b b # b b n
& J b #

A -7 chorus 2 .
3
. #
. # #
& .

b # n # n b b b
& b b b

D7
b n # # #.
& # J
G7 b7
A -7 G
# n 3
# b
5

& . J .
3


F7 Nothing Personal
2 b b b E
7
b b b
& b # b n

A -7
# # J J
&
chorus 3
A -7
w # n
# J .
# n + b #
& J J J J

b
b b b b b b
& b b b b

. + + +
+ + +

D7
& J
A -7 b7
+ + + b + + +
# n b # n b b b b n+ G 7 G

&

F7 E7
b b
b b b
&
b
A -7
# n b n b n # # b b b n n b # b
&

A -7 3 w
chorus 4
. b . # # 3
n J
3 3

&
nothing personal 3

# b b b b # b n n b #
& b b b

# # n # n # # n # n
D7

&

b7
A -7
b
G7 G
# n # # #
& #
F7
b E7
# b b b n b b
& b # b b
actual rhythm is 8:3
---- A -7 -----------------------------------------
+ b + + + b + + +
3

&
rhythmic approx.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
+ b + + + + b + + +
&
rhythmic approx.
A -7 chorus 5
---------------------------------------------
b . +
+ + + +
J
&

. + + # + n + + + b # b #
J b n
&

# b n b b D 7
b # n b # b #
&
4 nothing personal
A -7
w
3
. .
3
3 3
3
# J J .
& J

b7 F7 b .
G7 G E7
J
& b j b #
b b
A -7


#
J j
&
3

A -7
& # w
Michael Brecker Transcriptions
Tenor Sax. B
oleo sonny rollins
Solotranscription Louis Gerrits
Tenor solo by Michael Brecker
september 2005
From dvd 128 "Jazz At The Gateway" Edinburgh, Scotland UK 1983

b b b

b . . b
& c b b b
J b b
J

()

- b -
. . b b b J
& b b( J) ( J) b b J . ( J) b b J
6

b b . # N b # # b
J N b b b
& #( )
11

b n b

. .
( ) # n
& ()
15

b b. b b b #
& #
20

b n . j .

b n # .
#
& #
( ) ()
J J ()
24

. # .
# .
. b . b . . -3 # b # b # b b
& J # J
29

b
# b b b n b # b( ) N # n b

&
34

louis gerrits 2005


2 mike brecker solo - oleo

b b # b b n n # # . n j . .
& () J
38

. b
# n
&
3
()
43

b b b b.

#
& #( ) J J
48

. b # #. b
J b b #
# J b b
&
53

b b b n b

& b
57 .

. b b #

b b b b b b n N
&
62

~~~ ~~~~~ w
b . b #

# b
&
66

b # b b b # n b n

& b b
71

o
# # # n n n
# b
& b b # b n 3
76
mike brecker solo - oleo 3
b b b b
b # # #

&

b . # . # .
80

. .
b b . . b # b n

& J J
85

b n b . b b b b n

&
()
90

b b b n n N ~~~
.
& () J b

. o b o b b o
94


b b


& J
98
b

b
j b
3

&
103
b N

b b b
& b b b b b . N
# n b n
J ()
108

b b
b N

#
&

.
112

b b b b
# # b n
& # #
3
116
b b .
4 mike brecker solo - oleo

b n .

&
#
120

o

b b . b b
& . b J

b o b o o b o o n
125

o b o o b b
&
130

o # o b # # # b # n # b b
&
134

b b # #
j b n #
&
138

# n b b b
b b
& b # . n j

o o
142

#. b b N b . # o
& J b b b J
N b
.
146

# o # o o # n b b b b
3



&

o
151

b b b # # b b b b
b
&
156
b o o b b o o b b o o o b b o o b o
mike brecker solo - oleo 5

N b
&

b o b o b b .
161

b N b b b n b
& J b b b
166

j b b b b b
b b N b b b
& b b #
170

# n b n b b. b
b. J J
&
174

b n b b b # n # n
# N # # n b b

&

b
178

b n
b

( )
& b
182

b o . b o b o

b b J

&

.
187

o b o . b # j b b
b
& J
b
.
191

o b b N b
&
196
6
b # n b . b
mike brecker solo - oleo

b b .
J J
&

b o b o b o b b
201

# n b n
&
206

b b . b
J

& # # b b b b b
210
.
b #
# b b
3

# # N
&
214

# b N b n b b
( ) ()

#
&
218

b. j
o o o # o
& b
3
223

b o n b # n # b
& . # # n # #
3
()
b o o b b
228

b b b
b b
& b b
232

b b
# # b # b n b # b # n n
&
236
()

# #
mike brecker solo - oleo 7
b .

N b b
&
3 3

. b o
240

b j # #
J b
& #
3
245

. b b b #
J # b
&
249 3

# # N b b n b b

&

.
253 3 3

3 # j b o o
b
&

() b b
257

# o # # o o
# n b n
&
3
263

b # n b b b b b b
& b

()
268



# o # o # o #
#
&
3
272

N b o o b N # o b
# # # n
&
276
o b o o N o b o
8 mike brecker solo - oleo

N b # # n # n (1)
N
&
280

o N o b o o n o b o o n o b o b o o
&


284

o b o o n o b o o o n o (1)
o


&
288

b b b
& b b b n

o
b o b b b
293

b b b b
&
297

N b # b # n b # n
& J J
301

# b b
#
(1)

& j # # # #
305
. 3
3

b b b b b b n n #
J # # N b b
&
309 3

b n
(1)

& b
313
Michael Brecker Transcriptions
Tenor Sax. B
(+=lip bend f# down to E) operator W. Spivery
Tenor solo by Michael Brecker
Solotranscription Leif Wikfeldt

E7 A n n
E
From the Manhattan Transfer Album "The Manhattan Transfer" (1975)

n
#### n . J
& c J
#
3

B F 7
. # + + + n

# # # # n J J
& J
3 3
3

n E7 n
5

B7 A7

#### J J # n n
&


9 3 3

A E
# n n n n
n
#### J
&
14 3
Tenor Sax
Pools
Michael Brecker's solo from the transcribed by
Elektra release "Steps Ahead" Charles McNeal

w w w b . # # . #
&c
*start of solo
3

# + # j
J #
6

+
#
b J J J
~

J
10

# n # n # b # n #
b b n # # #
15 3

+

r

# n # n b
#

# n
J
19

b b b b n #
#
J
J
22 3

# # n # . n - - + # n + +
# # b b b .
+
3
26
# n # # n # n b b b
b n #
& J

# # n +
30 3 barely audible

# # n
# #
J #

r

33

-----------Bass solo---------- -------Vibraphone solo------


37

w # . .
J J
41

#
#
46

. .
# n # # 3
+
J # n

50

b . b
b
.
55

b b
. . b b
J J J
3
61

-2-
- b b - - -
b
#
& b #
b
66 layback--------------------------


b b n # #
J # n J J J
J
70 ------------
3

b -
J J b 3
J J J J
75 layback---

+ + + + +
3 b
J
------------
80

+ + + +
3



84 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

.
w ~~Gl~is ~~~
do
san
b
3

87 3

. b
b b
# n n b b


92

b b
J b b b

3 3
b
95
3

-3-
b b b n b b b
b b b b
& b b b
99

j
b b
3

b b
3


b n

101

b
b j

104

b + # + n + + + # + n + + + # +

109

+ + + + b # n n # #
# n n n
113

b b b #
b # n # b b b n

115

# # # n n b
# #

117

b b n n # # b n b b
b # n # b
119

-4-
b b . + + b . + .
b +
J +

&J J J
121

# n b + # n + + + # +
J J
126

b + b b n
b

b
3

. b .
129

b
b # n b b # n b
J


3 3

w # n
132

.
# J

J
3

3 3 3
136

# n # # # + + +

141

#
# n # n # #
# J J
3


143





# . #
J J
146

-5-
.
# > n # > n # > n # > n . # n .
& # J
J
150 3 3

b b
. b b
J #
154


b b n b b b
b . J
J
158

b b n
J b -
.
J
b J
r

163 3

chord changes into bass solo 3

E13 B13 E13


& .. .. .. .
4x's

168
J
1. 2. 3. 4.

B13 B13 E 7+ 9
. .. . |
J J J
174

*sax solo 1. 2. 3. 4.

E 7+ 9 D 7+ 9
.. ..
A m11 A m11 G m11

178

1. 2. 3. 4.

7+ 9 E 7+ 9
.. ..
G m11 D G m11 A m11

184
*back to the top of sax solo changes

-6-
# # 7+ 9
4. on cue 1. 2. 3.

F 7+ 9 B m11
& .. ..
G m11 F B m11

190 *on cue

E 7+ 9
4.
E 7+ 9
1. 2. 3.

..
A m11 A m11

196

D 7+ 9
4.
G m11

202

-7-
Michael Brecker Transcriptions
Tenor Sax. B
Some Skunk Funk
Tenor solo as played by Michael Brecker
Randy Brecker

b n #
On The Brecker Brothers Album "The Brecker Bros" (1975)

^ b
Solotranscription by Rob Sijben 2004

7 # n # b
& 8 b n b n c . b
(LD) *
. . . . .
b LD * .
&
3

b b
J
&
6

b b b b - b -
&
9

b b b b b nn ^ - ^
b -

b
&

()
13

~ ~ ~ b .

&
16

b b # b n b n # # # n .
b # #
&
19 3

# - # .
# . b b
&
21 3

* LD = Lip Down
Louis Gerrits 2004
2 Some Skunk Funk


& . b b b
6

R
# n
23
6 6 6 6

b b
b b b
&
25
6 b n #
o b b
6 6 6

# # # # # n n n
# b 78
& # #
27

b -
-
#
(GTr.)

j
& 87 # # R c
(Trp)


29

j j j j . b . . .
(Tenor Solo)


(Trp)

& . . . . . b b k
32

b . b . . . - > b b
J
&
35

b b
& b
b
38

b
& b "
{E|n|d| |S|o|l|o }

40
Michael Brecker Transcriptions
Tenor Sax. B
Song For My Father
Tenor solo as played by Michael Brecker

3
july 1977 at Montreux Jazz Festival Switzerland Horace Silver
q 150 b7
F7 E D7
Solotranscription by Louis Gerrits 2004

b # n b b
&c
3 3

G
- .
b G # b b

& ( )
6

F7 - b b E
b7
D7 . b
b . ( ) (# ) b b
& # n b J
3
#
( )
11

G
.
F7 G
. . J . b - . b . . b
Finger as "G" Finger as "G" Finger as "G"

& .
15

b7
F7 E
b b n n j
& # # b n

20

D7
b b b b n b G7
# # n # # n
& b ( ) b b
22 ()
G - .
J . b b b
& J
24
b
F7 . o o o b o b b3 b o
&
27

Louis Gerrits 2004


b7
2 Song For My Father
E D7
b. . b b b b b b b b n n # n
& b n n #
29

#G
# n # # n b n n n b b n b b
&

b b -
31

G b b n # # # # # # n # n #

&
33

b7
F7 E . b 6
n b
& . b # b b b
35
.
D7
b # n b b b b G o b

J ( ) () b #
&
()
~

38

F
# n n # n () ( ) ( ) b b b
. .
7

& () ()
40

G
n o 3 b b b b # n n
& b
() ()
b7
43

F7 E D
b b n n # n b b n b n b # # # # n # n # n .
7

&

- . b
45

G
b .
.
b .
- . G

J J b
& b b
47
Tenor Sax
Suspone
transcribed by
Michael Brecker's solo from his "Impuse"
235 bpm Charles MNeal
Release "Don't Try This At Home"

# . n . J . b J # n # # # n
Rhythm Changes

&c #

b b # # # #

# n b # n

6

# n # # # # n # # . . #

# # n # # #
J
10

# #
# b n b b n b b n b n b n b b # #
J
3
14 3

b b #
b
b J J
b b b #
b
18

n #
# n # # # # # n # # n #

3
22

b b b n n b b # n b
b n
3
26
b # b b
b #
& b # n #
30

# # n b b # n
# b b n # b b n b n

34

b b b b

b

37

# b n # n b n b n b b b b b n b

3 3
41

# n # # b n # n # #

44 3

b
# n #

J
47

n b b
# # # n # n # n n b b b
50

b b b
3

# n b n b b n
J b # J
3
53 3

-2-
b b
b
b b b
b b b b n n
&
56

b n b b n b b n b
#
#
3
61
3

n
65

-3-
michael brecker transcriptions
Tenor Sax. B
triple play
tenor solo by michael brecker
from the hal galper album "redux '78" (1978) h. galper

b
solotranscription Louis Gerrits june 2005

b .
& 43 3 a( . ) #

# # b n # . . # # n # n b #
& # . ( # ) ()
5 3

# N # #
( ) # N # #
& # #
10 3

b b . b
b b b b N # # #

b b
& b # n
3 3

14
b 5

# # # b N N b N # #
# #
& b
18

#
# # b
3

b b # a
& b
22
3 b b 3


.
.
b b( ) b # n #
& # ( ) #
()
26

b b b
N b n # J
& # ( )
31 3 3

louis gerrits 2005


# N b b
2 m. brecker solo - triple play (hal galper)


Tenor Sax.
b b b . . . . . . . . . .
b #
&
36

. . . . . b . . . . . b - n .
#
# # b 4
& J
41 3

b # b #

# # #
& b b b N
3 3
46

b # # n # #
# n # # #( )
&
3
48

# b n # # - . - . #
& # # b b . J
52

b # # b
# # b b b b
& ()
57 3

b b b b b . b b . . b - . - - -
b b b b . b b b
j
n
& b
62

# # o # o
N o b o o

b # # #
&
3 3 3
66 6

b o o n # N #
#
& 3 # #.
70 3 3
n b
m. brecker solo - triple play (hal galper) 3
j
b b
#
# b b b N
Tenor Sax.

& .
73

. #
# #


& b # # # # J
3

. . . . b . b -
78

b b . b .
.
b b n #
# b b . . b #


b (b )b
&
83

N # b b #
& # b #
88

# b b # n # # n n #

&
92


# n # #
& ( )( ) b #
95

b b b
# n
# n # # n # n J b ( )
&
98

b # # n b # # b . # . # #

& J J b # #
.
103 3

b b

b b .
# b n
& b b J b J JJ
108 3 3 3
4 m. brecker solo - triple play (hal galper)
b b
b b( ) b b b b
Tenor Sax.

&
b
113 3

# # # #
& # #
117

# # # #
& # # n


120

b
3

b b b b b
#
&
123

# # n b b
b # b


j
b b
&
127

b b b
# # # # # #

& 3

( # )
132 3

# n b b # #

#
& J
136

b # n # N . . # # # # n b # #
& #
140

< -
j . .

# # b N
#
J
&
145
2
m. brecker solo - triple play (hal galper) 5
# # ( ) # . . ( )( ) #
# .
Tenor Sax.

& J J

4
151

. # # # o
# #

& 3 3 3
158

o # # o o # # o o n o # o
& 3 3 3 3 3 3

o # o n b b
165


# n b
&
168 5


b # # N b b b b b b ) ( ) N ( b ) b b
(
& J
172 3

b o o
o o
b b b
N b b


&
3
177 3

# o # n # n b n # b b b # n # # # # n
&


182

b
# # # # #
3

& J


j
185

b #
# j #
J JJ J J
#
&
190
Tenor(Sax.
) o b
6 m. brecker solo - triple play (hal galper)


# # b # # b b b
b
& J

b o o o b o o o b o o o
196

&

b o o o # b o o o o
201

# b
b # # b # #
&

o o
204

# b # n # # b #

b #
&
207

# n b b # b
& #

# n b b
210

.
3

b
# # # J #
&
213

b b j # n b b
b #
# b

&

b o #
217

n b
# # N b b
& b
222
7 3 3

b #
j
. # b
#

& J J J () ( ) b b
225
b
m. brecker solo - triple play (hal galper) 7

b # b b
Tenor Sax.

b b b
& b b b b ( ) ()
( )
230

b b

& b ( b ) b n b
236