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Transcription: J. J. Johnson’s solo on ‘My Funny Valentine’

As a lowly classical trombone student, I’m always looking to expand my musical horizons, and recently this has been taking the form of dipping my toes into jazz.

Regardless of what you study, transcription is great practise for the ears and I’m trying to make a habit of doing it more often!

Here’s a transcription of J. J. Johnson’s solo on ‘My Funny Valentine‘, taken from the album ‘At the Opera House‘ with Stan Getz. This is the mono version recorded at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

NOTE: Due to a transposition error, the changes are in the wrong  key in the video. They should be in F minor – apologies!


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