Here are bits and pieces of great jazz solos that I wrote down from recordings and videos over the years... I hope it gives you the courage to make your own jazz guitar transcriptions. Enjoy!
Solos Below: With Accurate Jazz Guitar Tabs
Django Reinhardt - Minor Swing (from this great album )
Jimmy Raney - Out of Nowhere (from this great live video !)
Jimmy Bruno - I'll Remember April (from this video )
Please refer to the jazz guitar greats section for biographies, licks, gear and playing style descriptions of all those guys... As you may have noticed, all of those are only parts longer solos. If you like one of them enough, you should keep learning the "whole thing" by ear. It will take you a few solos to really grasp their individual styles. Lots of fun! ;-)
Solos Below: Written Out by Hand
(for the sheer pleasure!)
Wes Montgomery :
(may have been the best jazz guitarist ever)
- Days of Wine and Roses (from this album)
- No Blues (from this album)
- D Natural Blues (from this album)
Two other very nice, "non guitar" transcriptions:
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