KHAN'S KORNER 1 is now the page on the site which will be dedicated to transcriptions, with the corresponding sound clips, along with an analysis provided by Steve. You can find solos by players such as Herbie Hancock, Wes Montgomery, Michael Brecker, Jim Hall, Kenny Burrell, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, George Coleman, Pat Martino, Clare Fischer, John Scofield, Grant Green, Steve Grossman, Gabor Szabo, George Benson, Paul Desmond, Robben Ford, and Miles Davis in addition to some of Steve's solos. The sound clips will be in mp3 formats for the best quality sound at the smallest file size. Enjoy them with our best wishes!!
    Over the years, I have received many, many e-mails asking me about just how one can get the best possible print-out of the transcriptions or the lead sheets. I have, in general, responded to everyone who has ever written me about this, but, it now seems like the perfect time to have a page at the site to which one can always refer, and then, hopefully, get the best possible results. So, here is your step-by-step GUIDE. I really hope that this helps! And now, as well, I can offer some personal advice on the art of TRANSCRIBING!

80. "Never Let Me Go"
Over this romantic ballad, performed as a bolero, this Steve Khan solo from SUBTEXT(Tone Center) may well be his finest moment on an album filled with great playing. Beautifully supported by Rubén Rodríguez' rich Baby Bass tone and Dennis Chambers' sensitive brush work on drums, the space allowed by both Marc Quiñones & Bobby Allende allows for this kind of improvisation to flourish. Steve's arrangement, realized by Rob Mounsey's gorgeous orchestration, paints yet another tribute to a mutual harmonic hero, Clare Fischer.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: neverletmg_solo.mp3 (4.1MB)

79. "Hackensack"
Steve Khan's 4-chorus solo from SUBTEXT(Tone Center) over this well-known Thelonious Monk classic shows just how Steve's playing has been influenced by the piano, especially during all the chordal passages. A really tremendous solo from this popular track with fans. Marc Quiñones, Bobby Allende and Rubén Rodríguez and Dennis Chambers lay down a wicked mambo-esque groove the fuels the playing throughout.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: hackensacksolo.mp3 (4.4MB)

78. "Bait and Switch"
The first Steve Khan solo presented from SUBTEXT(Tone Center) features a 4 chorus 16-bar blues-based solo format. The formal solo section is preceded by a 32-bar "prelude" that mixes the funky cha-cha-cha rhythms of Marc Quiñones, Bobby Allende and Rubén Rodríguez with Dennis Chambers' most serious fatback groove. It's one of the great moments on the album.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: bands_solo_clip.mp3 (5.7MB)

77. "The Camera Never Lies"
With the passing of the great Nelson Mandela, I was reminded of a solo that I had played on the title song from Michael Franks' 1987 album, THE CAMERA NEVER LIES(Warner Bros.). Produced by the brilliant and very creative Rob Mounsey, I was afforded the opportunity to play in my own Strat style, even though I had to do it while being plugged directly into the board. Reflecting back, I'm really pleased with the results and proud to have been associated with a song that took a political stance.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: cameraneverlies.mp3 (4.2MB)

76. "Right Off"
From 1970, a fantastic Steve Grossman soprano sax solo that appeared on Miles Davis' album, A TRIBUTE TO JACK JOHNSON(Columbia). A 3-minute plus exploration of what one can do over a static Bb7(sus) chord, when accompanied by: Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Michael Henderson and Billy Cobham. If you haven't heard this before, pay special attention to it now!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: rightoff_sg.mp3 (3.9MB)

75. "It's All Right With Me"
The last of the Pat Martino solos, from what might have been a 2nd volume of my book, "PAT MARTINO - The Early Years," that appears on Willis Jackson's 1977 album, BAR WARS(Muse). Together with the great Charles Earland and Idris Muhammad, Pat gives you two hard-swingin' choruses over this wonderful Cole Porter standard.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: rightwme.mp3 (2.8MB)

74. "San Francisco, P.M."
Truly one of his greatest honors, Steve Khan is featured on this classic Clare Fischer composition with a dazzling 1/2 chorus solo from the just released 2012 album by the Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band, ¡RITMO!(Clavo). With an arrangement by Clare's beloved and devoted son, Brent Fischer, everything that one might love about Latin music exists within the framework of this tune, which was originally recorded in 1987. If this inspires you to look deeper into the music of Clare Fischer, nothing could be better than that!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: sfpm_solo.mp3 (1.6MB)

73. "Tequila"
A Wes Montgomery 1 chorus chord solo over the title track from his 1966 album, TEQUILA(Verve). A rare Pop instrumental hit for The Champs in 1958, it was given the Latin treatment as Wes was accompanied by Ron Carter, Grady Tate, and Ray Barretto. This little solo can serve as the perfect study companion for mastering Wes' style of chord soloing!!!
Take a shot of Cuervo, and start practicing!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: tequila.mp3 (1.5MB)

72. "What's New?"
A memorable George Benson solo over one of our greatest love songs that appears on his 1968 album,
GIBLET GRAVY(Verve). Supported by Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, and Johnny Pacheco, and performed as a bolero con swing, you won't want to miss this one because it is so spectacular!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: whatsnew_gb.mp3 (2.6MB)

71. "Sabor a Mi"
An absolutely gorgeous solo by guitarist Leonardo Amuedo over a well-known bolero performed in a Brazilian style, and appearing on singer, Laura Fygi's '94 CD, THE LADY WANTS TO KNOW(Verve/Forecast). Supported by Jurre Haanstra's stellar arrangement, this is everything that a featured solo within a vocal performance should be.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: saboramuedo.mp3 (1.1MB)

70. "How High The Moon"
A terrific Pat Martino solo over this venerable standard that now appears on Jack McDuff's compilation CD,
SILKEN SOUL(Prestige). A swingin' 2-chorus solo, that's perfect for those who are new to this great guitarist's style.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: howhigh.mp3 (1.6MB)

69. "Los Gaiteros"
Though it rarely happens here, we are proud to present this Steve Khan solo over his own tune from the 2011 CD,
PARTING SHOT(Golpe de Partida)(Tone Center). Short and to the point, this melodic and thematically developed solo offers a great example of improvising something that is succinct, and leaves a listener wanting more. Wishing Steve a slightly belated but very "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: gaiteros_solo.mp3 (2.9MB)

68. "Steeplechase"
A superb John Scofield solo over this Charlie Parker classic "Rhythm Changes" tune that appears on Sco's 2010 DVD,
THE PARIS CONCERT: LIVE AT THE NEW MORNING(Inakustik). Together with bandmates Michael Eckroth, Ben Street and Bill Stewart, he explores 7-choruses that are filled with inventive, playful, tough, and very swingin' playing.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: steeplechase.mp3 (4.5MB)

67. "Someday My Prince Will Come"
I couldn't resist returning to add the Herbie Hancock solo over the great standard that also appears on Paul Desmond's SUMMERTIME(A&M) album from 1968. It offers such a great contrast to Desmond's solo, which we presented some months ago. Though it is not something you can indicate with written music, Herbie's touch on the acoustic piano is everything that you would want to possess on any instrument.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: somedaymyp_hh.mp3 (1.6MB)

66. "Latina"
Proud to present another Freddie Hubbard solo here! This tune comes from his 1968 album, HIGH BLUES PRESSURE(Atlantic), and, as always, Freddie's huge sound and his phrasing are enough to make this solo worth investigating. And, how can one resist a tune dedicated to latinas?
Lead Sheet and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: latina.mp3 (2.3MB)

65. "Along Came Betty"
We begin the new year with a little gift, we bring you a great Pat Martino two-chorus solo over the Benny Golson standard that appears on Pat's 1974 album, CONSCIOUSNESS(Muse). Perhaps, if you could only study one solo by this guitarist, this could easily be the one!!! And so, as 2012 has arrived, here's wishing everyone who visits these pages a very: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: acbetty.mp3 (3MB)

64. "Someday My Prince Will Come"
After a long absence, we return to the art of melodic improvising with yet another Paul Desmond solo over the great standard that appears on Desmond's SUMMERTIME(A&M) album from 1968. Too often, players of all ages can become unaware of constructing melodies when improvising, this solo offers a reminder of just how wonderful playing simply can be.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: somedaymyp_pd.mp3 (1.8MB)

63. "Little Rootie Tootie"
A rare chance to compare and contrast the original Thelonious Monk piano solo recorded on THELONIOUS MONK TRIO(Prestige) from 1952, which then inspired Hall Overton's arrangement for a small orchestra, which performed the arrangement during the famous Town Hall concert in 1959. And then, some 30 years later, Joe Zawinul recorded the same piece, and put his own 'spin' on the famous Overton "soli" arrangement of Monk's solo. Reading Steve's analysis should serve as a guide for your own comparisons between the 3 interpretations.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: rootiemonk.mp3 (1.5MB) | rootieoverton.mp3 (1.9MB) | rootiezawi.mp3 (2.3MB)

62. "Child of Wisdom"
A brief but very pithy Michael Brecker solo over one of the more 'commercial' tunes from Dreams' 2nd album, recorded in 1972, IMAGINE MY SURPRISE(Columbia). The great, and all to brief, solo has many of Mike's important influences of display. But, if this tune had any hopes of being a 'hit' at radio? With a bar or two, Mike finished that off!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: childofwisdom.mp3 (1.2MB)

61. "Love Letters"
Stanley Turrentine's two chorus solo over another wonderful Victor Young standard from Stanley's 1964 recording, HUSTLIN'(Blue Note). The acknowledged master of "Soul Tenor" is at his best here, and some might be surprised by his rich Jazz vocabulary.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: loveletters.mp3 (2.7MB)

60. "Satin Doll"
A Wes Montgomery one chorus solo over this classic Duke Ellington song from Wes' first recording as a leader in 1959, THE WES MONTGOMERY TRIO: A DYNAMIC NEW SOUND(Riverside). This is a great look into just how the arpeggio formed such an active part of Wes' concept of solo construction and phrasing.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: satindoll.mp3 (1.2MB)

59. "My Funny Valentine"
The spectacular Freddie Green style comping by Jim Hall, behind the piano solo of the great Bill Evans, over this classic standard by Rodgers & Hart, which appeared on their duo recording from 1962, UNDERCURRENT(Blue Note). It is rare that one gets a chance to view this particularly under-appreciated guitar skill, and THIS is one of great, great examples.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: funnyval.mp3 (1.3MB)

58. "Sundown"
A Wes Montgomery solo over his own composition, a blues in 'A' from his 1966 recording, CALIFORNIA DREAMING(Verve). Here we present 2 choruses of Wes' single-note soloing. One passage in the 1st chorus was of special interest for me as a young student in college. Perhaps it will that for you too?
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: sundown.mp3 (1.1MB)

57. "Where is Love?"
Let us just consider this a belated 80th birthday present to the great, great Clare Fischer as we are proud to offer his solo Fender Rhodes Intro to this most beautiful ballad by Lionel Bart, which first appeared in the Broadway musical, "OLIVER." The transcription is drawn from a performance that appears on Cal Tjader's 1977 live recording, HERE AND THERE(Fantasy). This is another golden opportunity to get inside the gorgeous harmonic voicing style of a true master. Don't let this moment escape you!!! Again, a belated,
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" Clare!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 files: Solo Intro (1.8MB)

56. "The Breeze and I"
We begin the new year with another little gift, we bring you a superb Pat Martino two-chorus solo over this standard which appears on saxophonist Willis "Gatortail" Jackson's 1977 recording, BAR WARS(Muse). Backed by organist, Charles Earland and drummer, Idris Muhammad, the track swings like crazy and, was beautifully recorded by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder. And so, as 2009 has arrived, here's wishing everyone who visits these pages a very: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: breezeandi.mp3 (1.3MB) | breezeandi.rm (1.4MB)

55. "I Love Paris"
For this year's X-MAS gift, we bring you a fantastic 2-chorus Michael Brecker solo over this wonderful
Cole Porter standard from Steve Khan's 1994 recording, CROSSINGS(Verve). This is yet another splendid opportunity to examine the work of this brilliant and innovative tenor saxophonist. Don't miss it!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 files: Solo (1.1MB) | Fade (1MB)  

54. "'Round Midnight"
A Wes Montgomery chord solo over the [B] section of the ballad standard by Thelonious Monk from Wes' 1959 recording, THE WES MONTGOMERY TRIO: A DYNAMIC NEW SOUND(Riverside). Here is yet another opportunity to get inside of Wes' chordal approach when improvising. Don't miss it!
Chord solo transcription, Intro solo transcription, and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 files: Chord Solo (939k) | Intro Solo (589k)  
RealMedia clips:Chord Solo (973k) | Intro Solo (619k)

53. "Once I Loved"
A Wes Montgomery chord solo over this classic Antonio Carlos Jobim song from Wes' 1965 recording,
GOIN' OUT OF MY HEAD(Verve). If you have been hoping to get inside of Wes' chordal approach when improvising, this is your opportunity!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: amorempaz.mp3 (1.1MB) | amorempaz.rm (1.1MB)

52. "Trio Blues"
A wonderful John Scofield solo over his own blues in 'F' from his 2006 recording,
THIS MEETS THAT(Emarcy). with triomates Steve Swallow and Bill Stewart. The 10-chorus solo is
rich with points of linear interest and John's sense of the gritty, the swingin', and even the witty.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: trioblues.mp3 (1.7MB) | trioblues.rm (1.7MB)

51. "The Big Hurt"
Wes Montgomery's solo in octaves from his 1966 recording, TEQUILA(Verve).
Wes and Claus Ogerman turn Toni Fisher's 1959 big hit into a surprising work of beauty.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: bighurt.mp3 (3.4MB) | bighurt.rm (2.6MB)

50. "East of the Sun"
The title track offers another very melodic Jim Hall solo from Paul Desmond's 1959 recording,
EAST OF THE SUN(Discovery).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: eastofthesun.mp3 (1.3MB) | eastofthesun.rm (1.3MB)

49. "Con Alma"
The single-note portion of Wes Montgomery's solo from his 1965 recording, BUMPIN'(Verve) offers another view of the very melodic nature of his lines. This was his first recording for this label with strings, beautifully arranged by Don Sebesky.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: conalma.mp3 (1MB) | conalma.rm (738k)

48. "I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You"
Jim Hall's classic melody statement from his 1964 recording with Art Farmer, LIVE AT THE HALF-NOTE(Atlantic) offers a most wonderful view of warmth and simplicity as your best road to interpreting a standard in the most beautiful way. And so, as 2008 arrives, here's wishing everyone who visits these pages a very: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: sentimental.mp3 (1.2MB) | sentimental.rm (1.2MB)

47. "A Little Quiet"
An obscure Pat Martino solo over alto saxophonist John Handy's 16-bar bossa nova, which appears on his 1967 live recording at the Village Gate, NEW VIEW!(Columbia). This wonderful solo bears the heavy influence of Wes Montgomery.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: alittlequiet.mp3 (2.6MB) | alittlequiet.rm (1.3MB)

46. "Dolphin Dance"
How great to have a Freddie Hubbard solo represented here! Drawn from Herbie Hancock's timeless recording, MAIDEN VOYAGE(Blue Note), from May of '65, Freddie's sound and phrasing are enough to captivate any listener or student of Jazz.
Lead Sheet and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: dolphind.mp3 (1.7MB)

45. "Born to be Blue"
Wes Montgomery's interpretation of this beautiful standard exemplifies just how loose one can be when presenting a melody. Appearing on his MOVIN' WES(Verve) recording, from late '64, this was the 2nd time he had recorded the song. We also present his breathtaking octave cadenza.
Lead Sheet and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 clips: Melody Statement (2MB) | Cadenza (460k)

RealMedia clips: Melody Statement (1.6MB) | Cadenza (354k)
44. "Call"
An early, but very fiery and playful Michael Brecker soprano sax solo taken from the 1971 recording with pianist Hal Galper, THE GUERILLA BAND(Mainstream). The recording is about to be released on CD for the very first time this coming June, '07. Mike would kill me if he knew that I had represented his soprano sax playing! Read the analysis and find out why!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: call.mp3 (1.1MB) | call.rm (767k)

43. "I've Got You Under My Skin"
Another very melodic Jim Hall solo taken from his 1966 recording with the great pianist Bill Evans, INTERMODULATION(Verve). A recording of truly great beauty, character and dignity.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: undermyskin.mp3 (1.2MB) | undermyskin.rm (973k)

42. "Sandu"
A very characteristic Pat Martino solo over Clifford Brown's blues in 'F' is taken from his 1967 recording with organist Don Patterson, FOUR DIMENSIONS(Prestige). The recording is now available as:
LEGENDS OF ACID JAZZ: Just Friends(Prestige).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: sandu.mp3 (1.5MB) | sandu.rm (1.1MB)

41. "Stompin' at the Savoy"
A very wonderful Kenny Burrell solo over this famous standard from his 1967 recording, A GENERATION AGO TODAY(Verve) which served as a tribute to Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman, and the music with which they are most associated. HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: savoy.mp3 (1.7MB) | savoy.rm (1.1MB)

40. "Twisted Blues"
For this year's X-MAS gift, we humbly offer another special edition of two Wes Montgomery solos over one of his own compositions. The first solo appeared on the '61 recording, SO MUCH GUITAR(Riverside),
while the 2nd solo, is a performance from '65, appearing on the CD, GOIN' OUT OF MY HEAD(Verve). It is, yet again, a wonderful opportunity to "compare and contrast" the work of this great master.
Riverside solo transcription, Verve solo transcription, and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 files: Riverside Version (2.7MB) | Verve Version (1.5MB)  
RealMedia clips:Riverside Version (2MB) | Verve Version (1.1MB)

39. "Naima"
A wonderfully soulful and very musical, but all too short Robben Ford solo over just two [A] sections of John Coltrane's signature ballad. The solo appears on the 2004 recording by the group Shapes, THE BIG PICTURE(Burnin' Down the House).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: naimafo.mp3 (1.2MB) | naimafo.rm (973k)

38. "Pinocchio"
A fantastic Herbie Hancock solo over Wayne Shorter's enigmatic composition,
and taken from the 1967 Miles Davis recording, NEFERTITI(Columbia).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: pinocchio.mp3 (1.2MB) | pinocchio.rm (928k)

37. "So What"
A truly classic Miles Davis solo from his 1959 recording, KIND OF BLUE(Columbia).
Considered by many as the greatest Jazz recording ever, we offer a look into Miles' brilliantly minimalist approach to modal playing.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: sowhat.mp3 (2.1MB) | sowhat.rm (1.6MB)

36. "Out of Nowhere"
A previously unreleased track, gives us another wonderful Jim Hall solo. It now appears on the Paul Desmond compilation, COOL IMAGINATION(Bluebird).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: nowhere.mp3 (1.8MB) | nowhere.rm (1.2MB)

35. "Gone with the Wind"
Normally, this great standard is approached as something resembling a ballad, but Wes Montgomery recorded it at a bouncy medium tempo. We are offering the one chorus, single-line portion of the solo which appeared on his recording, THE INCREDIBLE JAZZ GUITAR(Riverside).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: gwtwind.mp3 (1.1MB) | gwtwind.rm (708k)

34. "Emily"
Again we visit the work of the melodic master, Paul Desmond for his solo over this gorgeous ballad, played in 3/4, and appearing on his recording, SUMMERTIME(A&M).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: emily.mp3 (1.8MB) | emily.rm (1.2MB)

33. "Alone Together"
Another Jim Hall solo gem, over this well-known and oft-played standard. Also from Paul Desmond's TAKE TEN(RCA).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: alonetogether.mp3 (1.2 MB) | alonetogether.rm (605k)

32. "Oran"
This Michael Brecker solo, over Chick Corea's fantastic original, is the 5th and final one in our series, which all appeared on Don Grolnick's great Latin-Jazz CD, "MEDIANOCHE"(Warner Bros.). Another one-chorus solo packed with inventive ideas!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: oran.mp3 (1.2 MB) | oran.rm (620k)

31. "Scarborough Fair/Canticle "
A 2nd Herbie Hancock solo from Paul Desmond's '69 recording, BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER(A&M), and what could be more appropriate than soloing over a Don Sebesky arrangement in 5/4? Another in depth look at this most special musician and artist, Herbie Hancock!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: scarbor.mp3 (1.6 MB) | scarbor.rm (841k)

30. "Gaviota"
A 2nd Clare Fischer solo over the title track from Poncho Sanchez' 1980 recording, GAVIOTA(Discovery). This time, it's a tremolo-drenched Fender Rhodes exploration of gorgeous and sensual harmonic colors!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: gaviota.mp3 (2.3 MB) | gaviota.rm (1.1 MB)

29. "St. Thomas"
For this year's X-MAS gift, we humbly offer Pat Martino's solo which appeared on the Eric Kloss recording, LIFE FORCE(Prestige), where the guitar is the only chordal instrument. Very much in the Wes Montgomery vein, Pat's solo features his octave and chordal work. A must for the Jazz purists out there!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: stthomas.mp3 (877k) | stthomas.rm (604k)

28. "Cape Verdean Blues"
A Michael Brecker solo, over this Horace Silver classic, is the 4th in our series which appears on Don Grolnick's great Latin-Jazz CD, MEDIANOCHE(Warner Bros.). A one-chorus solo offering Mike's typically creative passages between im7 and V7(alt.)!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: cape.mp3 (1.4 MB) | cape.rm (383k)

27. "Some Punk Funk"
This Michael Brecker harmonizer-enhanced tenor sax solo from TIGHTROPE(Columbia) is a remarkable source for just what is possible when playing over a one-chord vamp, if one has a great imagination, a sense of humor, and lots of soul.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 clips: Solo (1.4MB) | Lead Sheet (2.1MB)
  
26. "That Old Feeling"
This Jim Hall solo from Paul Desmond's '63 recording, EASY LIVING(RCA) gives Steve "that old feeling" as he sings the praises of one of his earliest heroes.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: feeling.mp3 (2.5MB)

25. "The 59th St. Bridge Song"
An incredible Herbie Hancock Fender Rhodes solo from Paul Desmond's beautiful 1969 recording, BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER(A&M) which featured the compositions of Paul Simon. A simple vamp leads to 32-bars of linear and harmonic explorations. Don't miss this one!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: 59th.mp3 (1.6MB)

24. "If Ever I Should Leave You"
This Michael Brecker solo, over the Lerner & Loewe standard from "CAMELOT" is the 3rd in our series which appear on Don Grolnick's CD, MEDIANOCHE(Warner Bros.). The one-chorus solo is jam-packed with linear gems to thrill everyone!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: ifever.mp3 (1.3MB)

23. "Unit 7"
A Wes Montgomery solo over the Sam Jones classic, "Unit 7" from his great '65 live recording, SMOKIN' AT THE HALF NOTE(Verve). HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: unit7.mp3 (1MB)

22. "Rojo y Negro"
For your X-MAS gift, we humbly offer the 2nd in a series of Michael Brecker solos from Don Grolnick's fantastic Latin-jazz recording, MEDIANOCHE(Warner Bros.). Don's composition, "Rojo y Negro" offers subtle harmonic challenges over its 14-bar form. Michael's two choruses offer moments of romantic, laid-back lyricism, bluesy nuances, as well as some jagged and abstract phrasing. Wishing you all the joys of the season!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: rojoynegro.mp3 (627k)
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21. "Bock to Bock"
A most special edition of two Wes Montgomery solos over brother Buddy Montgomery's composition, "Bock to Bock." The first solo appeared on the '57 recording, FINGERPICKIN'(Pacific Jazz), while the 2nd solo, which is an alternate take performance from '61, appears on the CD, THE ALTERNATIVE WES MONTGOMERY(Riverside). Being able to hear and view the similarities, and the differences in Wes' approach to the same harmonic challenges within a 4 year period should be instructive for everyone.
Pacific Jazz solo transcription, Lead Sheet, Riverside solo transcription, and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 files: Pacific Jazz Version (2.1MB) | Riverside Version (2.8MB)

20. "Mambo Inn"
We feature Grant Green's vibrant solo over Machito's Latin-jazz standard, "Mambo Inn," which first appeared on his '62 recording, THE LATIN BIT(Blue Note). This often underrated giant of jazz guitar is always listed amongst Steve's personal favorites, and a most important influence as well. This solo should be clear evidence as to why!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: mambo.mp3 (2MB)

19. "Once Again"
This Clare Fischer Fender Rhodes solo from Poncho Sanchez' GAVIOTA(Discovery) offers us a view of how to paint gorgeous colors with harmony and lines. Happy New Year 2003!!!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: fischer.mp3 (2MB)

18. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
This Pat Martino solo from organist Don Patterson's HOLIDAY SOUL(Prestige) was never released on CD as far as we know, so consider this a real treat, not to mention Steve has analysed this solo for us. Merry Christmas!
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: santa.mp3 (1.3MB)

17. "Star Chamber"
A Steve Khan steel-string acoustic guitar solo over his own Herbie Hancock influenced tune from TIGHTROPE(Columbia) and it also offers a rare chance to hear David Sanborn playing soprano sax.
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 clips: Solo (2MB) | Lead Sheet (2MB)

16. "Desmond Blue"
Jim Hall solo, over the tune by Paul Desmond. From Desmond's CD DESMOND BLUE(RCA).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: dblue.mp3 (853k)
15. "Snowfall"
Wes Montgomery solo, over the tune by Claude Thornhill. From Montgomery's GROOVE BROTHERS(Milestone).
Melody statement, Solo transcription, and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: snowfall.mp3 (1.5MB)
14. "Embarcadero"
Jim Hall solo, over the tune by Paul Desmond. From Desmond's TAKE TEN(RCA).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: hall.mp3 (1.4MB)
13. "Maiden Voyage"
George Coleman solo over the classic Herbie Hancock tune, from MAIDEN VOYAGE(Blue Note).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: coleman.mp3 (1MB)
12. "Sierra Madre"
A great Steve Khan guitar solo from Dave Valentin's CD SUNSHOWER(Concord Vista).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: sierramadre.mp3 (916k)
11. "Chief"
Michael Brecker EWI solo over the song by Mike Stern, from JIGSAW(Atlantic).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: chief.mp3 (1.4MB)
10. "13"(Death March)
Wes Montgomery solo over the song by Gary McFarland, from JIMMY & WES - THE DYNAMIC DUO(Verve).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: 13.mp3 (1.3MB)
9. "Spellbinder"
Gabor Szabo solo on his original tune, the title track of Szabo's classic 1966 recording, SPELLBINDER(Impulse).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: szabo.mp3 (1.5MB)
8. "Bossa Rocka"
George Benson solo over one of his original tunes, from the GE0RGE BENSON COOKBOOK(Columbia).
Melody statement, Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: benson.mp3 (1.8MB)
7. "Once I Loved"
Pat Martino solo over the song by Jobim-Gilbert-de Moraes from EL HOMBRE(Prestige).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: once.mp3 (2.1MB)
6. "Poor Butterfly"
Jim Hall solo over the Hubbell-Golden song from GLAD TO BE UNHAPPY(RCA/BMG).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: poorb.mp3 (2.4MB)
5. "Rainsville"
Michael Brecker solo over the song by Don Grolnick from MEDIANOCHE(Warner Bros.).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: rainsville.mp3 (1.5MB)
4. "Where is Love?"
Paul Desmond solo over the song by Lionel Bart from SUMMERTIME(A&M).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: desmond.mp3 (2.1MB)
3. "Sam Sack"
Wes Montgomery solo over the song by Milt Jackson from BAGS MEETS WES(Riverside).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: samsack.mp3 (935k)
2. "Samba With Some Barbeque"
Herbie Hancock solo over the song by Louis Armstrong from SUMMERTIME(A&M).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan.
MP3 file: samba.mp3 (1.3MB)
1. "Clafouti"
Steve Khan acoustic guitar solo over the Khan/Mounsey song from YOU ARE HERE(SIAM).
Transcription and analysis, Steve Khan. See also: The Khan/Mounsey Saga.
MP3 file: clafouti.mp3 (1.5MB)
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