Jazz Improv, Vol. 7, No. 2, Sonny Rollins, cover (Print Edition & Companion CD)

Jazz Improv, Vol. 7, No. 2, Sonny Rollins, cover (Print Edition & Companion CD)


Travis Shook, "Awake" 

Ed Spargo, "Hands Off" 

Dave Glasser, "Above the Clouds"; 

Mel Bay 3, "Solar" 

Pam Purvis, "Purple Dreams", "Simple Simon" 

Afro Bop Alliance, "Afro Green" 

Eric Nemeyer, "Manege" 

Steve Slagle, "Thyroid Funk" 

Bob Ackerman, "Double Time Blues" 

Kevin Cook, "Alva's Waltz" 

Veronica Nunn, "You Know You're in Love" 

John Wubbenhorst, "John Beyond" 

Jeff Coffin, "The Evil Boweevil" 



Sonny Rollins, by Steve Braunginn 

Ernie Watts, by Eric Nemeyer 

Sonny Rollins: Colossus, by Dave Miele and Dan Bilawsky 


Bob Ackerman, Donald Harrison, Bennie Maupin, Nora McCarthy, Brian Nova, Ali Reyerson, Antoine Roney, Anton Schwartz, Archie Shepp, Sue Terry, & Andrew White 


The Real World: How It All Started by Todd Coolman

Style & Influence: Danilo Perez Envisions the Future of Jazz by Marco Pignataro

Piano Perspectives #14 by Rick Helzer

Exchange Place by Sandy Sasso

Rhythmically Speaking: Philly Joe Jones: “Dr. Jackyl” by Dave Miele

Mind, Body & Spirit by Eric Nemeyer 


Hearing Thirds In Multiple Contours, by Greg Fishman

Piano Perspectives #14, by Rick Helzer

Exchange Place - A Column for and about singers, by Sandy Sasso Beginning Piano Improvisation, by Scott Ballin

Transcribing Jazz Solos Without Pitches, By Antonio J. García 

Transcribed Solos: 

“Woody ’N You” - Composed by Dizzy Gillespie Sonny Rollins, Tenor sax solo, From the CD A Night At The Village Vanguard (Blue Note), Rec. 1957. Transcribed by Raleigh Dailey

3 C instruments

9 Bb Instruments

15 Eb Instruments

21 Bass Clef 

“Woody ’N You” - Composed by Dizzy Gillespie Johnny Griffin, Tenor Sax solo, From the CD Sextet (OJC-Riverside), Rec. 1957, Transcribed by John Alexander 

27 C instruments

34 Bb Instruments

41 Eb Instruments

48 Bass Clef 

“Woody ’N You” - Composed by Dizzy Gillespie James Moody, Tenor sax solo, From the CD Hey, It’s James Moody (Argo Cadet 666), Rec. 1959. Transcribed by Rick Helzer

55 C instruments

58 Bb Instruments

61 Eb Instruments 

“Woody ’N You” - Composed by Dizzy Gillespie Milt Jackson, Vibes solo, From the CD Fontessa (Atlantic 1231), Rec. 1956. Transcribed by Ethan Gutzeit

64 C instruments

67 Bb Instruments

70 Eb Instruments

73 Bass Clef 

“Woody ’N You” - Composed by Dizzy Gillespie Wallace Roney, Trumpet solo, From the CD Crunchin’ (Muse 5518), Rec. 1993, Transcribed by John Alexander

76 C instruments

79 Bb Instruments

82 Eb Instruments

85 Bass Clef 

“Woody ’N You” - Composed by Dizzy Gillespie John Lewis, piano solo, From the CD Fontessa (Atlantic 1231), Rec. 1956. Transcribed by Ethan Gutzeit

88 C instruments 

“Woody ’N You” - Composed by Dizzy Gillespie Sonny Rollins, Tenor sax solo, From the CD Max Roach Quintet (Mercury CD 822673), Rec. 1956. Transcribed by Glenn Booth

93 C instruments

95 Bb Instruments

97 Eb Instruments

99 Bass Clef 

Lead Sheets: 

“Woody ‘N You” 


“Woody ‘N You” Composed by Dizzy Gillespie. Analysis by Eric Nemeyer

Exercises Scales Patterns: 

(based on chord changes often used on “Woody ‘N You”)

INTERVALS - THIRDS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst.

CHORD ARPEGGIOS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Instr

SCALES - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst.

EMBELLISHED TRIADS - C, Bb, Eb, Bass Clef Inst.

CD Reviews: 

AfroBop Alliance, Camino Nuevo

Rashied Ali, Judgment Day,Volume One

Don Aliquo, Jazz Folk

Aimee Allen, Dream

Nanny Assis, Double Rainbow

Rick Balestra, From The Shore

Dan Baraszu, Nightfall

Mike Barone, Metropole

Steven Bernstein, Millennial Territory Orch, Vol. 1

David Binney, Out Of Airplanes

Tyrone Birkett, In The Fullness of Time

David Bixler, Call It A Good Deal

Terrence Brewer, The Calling Vol. 2

Brian Bromberg, It’s About Time

Craig Buhler, Capistrano Sessions

Kenny Carr, Turn The Page

Ernesto Cervini, Here

Mark Colby, Speaking Of Stan [Getz]

Scott Colley, Architect Of The Silent Moment

George Colligan, Blood Pressure

Kevin Cook, Music For My Love Ones

Jack Cortner NY Big Band, Fast Track

Diane Delin, Offerings For a Peaceable

Jim Donica, Stepping Up

Nancy Donnelly, A Greater Love

Chet Doxas, Sidewalk Etiquette

Tia Fuller, Healing Space

Joe Giardullo, No Work Today

Gerry Gibbs, Live At Luna

Dave Glasser, Above The Clouds

Wycliffe Gordon & Jay Leonhart, This Rhythm On My Mind

Mercedes Hall, Pure Emotion

Slide Hampton, Drum Suite

John Hart, Standards-Green & Blue

Bradford Hayes, The Jazz Life

Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band, Maximum Firepower

Roy Haynes, Whereas

John Judd, Haunted Heart

Beat Kaestli, Happy, Sad and Satisfied

Lee Konitz, New Nonet

Dave Koz, At The Movies

Ernie Krivda, Stellar Sax

Mike LeDonne, On Fire

Milcho Leviev, Multiple Personalities

Alex Levin, A Reason For Being Alone

One For All, The Lineup

Chuck Loeb, Presence

Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project, Simpatico

Frank Macchia, Emotions

Al Maniscalco, One Blessed Day

Pat Martino, El Hombre

Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra, High Octane

Paoli Mejias, Transcend

Mesa Rio, Confetti Fan Tutti

Jason Moran, Artist In Residence

Greg Murphy, Orientation

Ira Nepus & Steve Moore, Another Time, Another Place

David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Life

Hilary Noble & Rebecca Cline, Enclave

Veronica Nunn, Standard Delivery

Kat Parra, Birds In Flight

Gil Parris, Strength

Oscar Peterson-The Very Tall Band, What’s Up

John Pisano, Guitar Night

Michele Ramo, Solo Guitar

Jason Rigby, Translucent Space

Reuben Rogers, The Things I Am

Archie Shepp, First Take

Travis Shook, Awake

Blaise Siwula, Katsuyuki Itakura, Big Hearts

Jimmy Smith, Milestone Profiles

Marcus Strickland, Twi-Life

Zvonimir Tot, Blue Quest

Rick Wald 16, Castaneda’s Dream

Mort Weiss, The B3 and Me

Jerry Weldon, Three O’ Clock In The Morning

Matt Wilson, The Scenic Route

John Wubbenhorst, Facing East

Ratko Zjaca (John Patitucci/Stanislav/Mitrovic/Al Foster), Crossing The Border

Book/DVD Reviews: 

Alive at the Village Vanguard: My Life In and Out Of Jazz Time, By Lorraine Gordon As Told to Barry Singer (Published by Hal Leonard) 

Product Reviews: 

Sax Mouthpiece Evaluation, by John Alexander

P. Mauriat System 76 Alto and Tenor Saxophones

JodyJazz DV NY Mouthpiece

Forza Thumb Rest

Earthworks QTC40 Omni Microphone 


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