Category Archives: Works Studied in Class

Class Materials – 5/6/17 – Brent Fischer




There are at least four recordings of Ellington playing "The Clothed Woman". Below is the first one I heard and transcribed. I had it on a cassette compilation which is long gone. I'm not sure where it was recorded - I did find it on YouTube--I know it's the same one because the trumpet player cracks a note at the beginning of the B section. It is not the performance from the 1947 Carnegie Hall concert.

Below by Scott Healy Trio featuring Carlitos Del Puerto bass, Bill Wysaske drums, recorded May, 2012 at Vitello's:


Clare and Brent Fischer Audio Examples

Ellington Study Group LA May 6th, 20172016

Gil Evans: “St. Louis Blues”

Composer Ryan Truesdell did a fantastic transcription of this classic Gil chart, which features Cannonball Adderley on alto. This is some hip st*t–great changes, voicings, groove, just the right space for the soloist. Gil is the master of “point of view” arranging (just thought of that)–you really can see where he’s “at”…make sense? An arranger always faces the challenge of finding something interesting to do, especially when the tune is a straight-ahead blues.