Lester Young - ‘The Man I Love’ Solo Transcription

This weeks #transcriptiontuesday is this beautiful solo by Lester Young over a chorus of ‘The Man I Love’ from a 1939 recording he made with Billie Holiday. I love the way his solos swoop up and down, soaring and fluttering - it evokes the memories in me of watching the seabirds that would dive into the ocean on their hunt for prey. I’d sit and watch them whilst supping on a negroni, somewhere on the coast of Amalfi back in my cruise ship days. Ah. He’s got such a unique sense of time and feel. It was an absolute joy to transcribe this one. Head over to my soundslice for the transcription:


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