Barry Harris’ Piano Solo on Del Sasser by Sam Jones

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This is a transcription of Barry Harris’ solo on “Del Sasser” from “Cannonball Adderley Quintet at Newport Jazz Festival 1960”. You’ll receive a PDF file and a secret link to SoundSlice living notation, so you can sight-read notation with the option to slow down tempo and loop.

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Barry Harris’ solo from “Cannonball Adderley Quintet at Newport Jazz Festival 1960”.

Adderley’s set on June 30th at Newport Jazz Festival. The quintet comes out of the gate charging hard on their Newport set-opener, Sam Jones’ effervescently swinging “Del Sasser,” which is characterized by tight two-horn harmony work on the frontline by Adderley and his cornet-playing younger brother Nat. Cannonball’s solo here is positively blistering, full of soulful, blues-tinged testifying and a kind of steamrolling momentum that typified his quintessential hard bop style. Brother Nat follows with some exhilarating high note work on cornet before the great Detroit bop pianist Barry Harris enters with a potent solo of his own while the hard bop rhythm tandem of Hayes and Jones keeps the pots boiling with their incendiary support underneath.

 

Preview of the living notation of this solo

 

Transcribed by Tomas Jochmann.

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