Friday, May 6, 2011

John Coltrane's Solo on I Mean You

 I recently pulled out this transcription I worked on a few years ago of Trane's solo on I Mean You from the record Discovery at the Five Spot.  I was listening to the album and wanted to check out what Coltrane was doing harmonically and rhythmically during some of his crazier lines.  This phase of Trane's playing is marked by his use of all the extensions of the arpeggios up through the 13th, and combining that concept with some delayed resolutions and chromatic movement really sum up what he is doing harmonically.  Click on the link and check it out for yourself below.

Transcription (Bb instruments) >> I Mean You Trane Solo.pdf

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