Transcription: Slam Stewart “I Got Rhythm”

by Hannah Dexter, bass Slam Stewart is often forgotten when we think of virtuosic bass players. Although he came to prominence at the same time, Jimmy Blanton is credited with changing the way bass players solo, maybe due to how difficult Stewart’s classically trained style is to emulate. Although he spent one year at Boston […]

Transcription: Charlie Parker, 1943 “Cherokee”

by Alessandra “Mariela” Versola About this Recording “Cherokee” Charlie Parker, alto saxophone Efferge Ware, guitar Phil Phillips, drums 1943, Vic Damon Studio, Kansas City The tune “Cherokee” was written by Ray Noble in 1938 for his “Indian Suite.” This specific recording is a bootleg recording from 1943, during the recording ban. This is a rare […]