Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Joe & Miles

These two tunes were recorded on Feb. 20th, 1969 with Miles, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, Dave Holland and Joe Chambers. Both tunes never saw the light of day until the In A Silent Way Sessions box set came out.

Miles Davis - The Ghetto Walk

Another example of Miles' extended compositions with modal solos. The recorded take is nearly a half-hour long, leaving ample solo space. (In fact, you can really hear the band settle into the solo section groove)

Miles and Wayne restate parts of the melody in a rubato fashion. I'll leave it to you for now to figure this part out, I just wanted to get the basic form of the tune transcribed.

Joe Zawinul - Early Minor

A beautiful minor ballad. The Rhodes really shimmers on this one. This tune deserves to be played far more often, hopefully this chart will encourage people.


  1. please do Splash, man! that would be so awesome to have a lead sheet of. keep it up!

  2. Oh wow, that would be so killing, i would love to play "Splash" but i dont have a transcription...