Wardell Gray's solo on Pennies From Heaven

Wardell Gray is without a doubt one of the most under recognized tenor saxophonists in the history of Jazz. This Pennies from Heaven solo was transcribed by saxophonist and Jazz blogger Jeff Rzepiela, who has a nice blog called Scooby-Sax where you can find a lot of other saxophone transcriptions.

This solo is a great example of Wardell's melding of Lester Young and Bird, though he definitely has a strong personal voice of his own. It's been issued on a CD under Wardell's name as Live in Hollywood or Live at the Haig, bit it looks like it's out of print (and very expensive). You can also find it under Hampton Hawes' name as Memorial.

Pennies from Heaven transcription

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