Kenny Garrett Alto Solo @ Straight No Chaser (Live 2010)

Kenny Garrett Alto Solo @ Straight No Chaser (Live 2010)

Last updated on August 29, 2023

Kenny Garrett with Chick Corea Freedom Band – Straight No Chaser

Kenny Garrett alto saxophone solo transcription on Straight No Chaser by Thelonious Monk, with Chick Corea Freedom Band at Jazz in Marciac 2010.

Roy Hargrove – trumpet
Kenny Garrett – alto saxophone
Chick Corea – piano
Christian McBride – bass
Roy Haynes – drums

A 12-bar blues which, as in “Blue Monk”, makes creative use of chromatic in the melody. It was first recorded July 23, 1951, for the Genius of Modern Music sessions, and later appears on Mulligan Meets Monk, 5 by Monk by 5, Straight, No Chaser, and on Monk’s Blues. Live versions appear on the albums recorded in Italy, Tokyo, It Club and at the Jazz Workshop.

Miles Davis recorded a version on his Milestones album, in which the tune is played in F rather than B♭. It has been recorded numerous times by Monk and others and is one of Monk’s most covered songs.

There are eflat and concert versions of this solo transcription available at transcriptions page.
I also made a YouTube video for this transcription, so check it out below.

Keep practicing and have fun!