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Michael Brecker Saxophone Solo @ Moose The Mooche

Michael Brecker tenor saxophone solo transcription on Moose The Mooche from Mel LewisMel Lewis and Friends (1977) album, recorded June 8 and 9 and mixed June 18, 1976 at Generation Sound, NYC.

Moose The Mooche is a bebop composition written by Charlie Parker in 1946. This composition is in the key of B♭ major and has a 32-bar AABA structure. The chord progression is based on the I Got Rhythm changes and makes extensive use of the ii-V-I turnaround.

There are bflat and concert versions of this Michael Brecker solo transcription on Moose The Mooche, available at transcriptions page.
I also made a YouTube video for this transcription, so check it out below.
Michael Brecker - Moose the Mooche


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Joe Allard – Autograph

Joe Allard – Basic Principles & Pedagogy

Joe Allard, saxophone master, playing principles and pedagogy.

About great Joe Allard and his woodwind (clarinet and saxophone) playing principles and pedagogy. He was a professor of saxophone and clarinet at The Juilliard School (1956-1984), Manhattan School of Music (1970-1987), New England Conservatory of Music (1970-1987), Mannes School of Music (1971-1976). Continue reading