Monday, June 16, 2014

Charlie Haden and Keith Jarrett - Jasmine and Last Dance


The link above is to download my full album transcription of Charlie Haden's bass parts on "Jasmine" with Keith Jarrett.  I spent a lot of time digging into the album when it first came out, and slowly worked on these transcriptions as a way to develop my piano/bass duo playing, slow tempos, and also to get deeper into Haden's solo language and phrasing.

I am excited to be listening to the new Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden ECM release "Last Dance" that came out today!  I didn't know anything about this album coming out until a bass player friend of mine mentioned it to me yesterday.  The first track "My Old Flame" so far has a long and incredible bass solo, that shows off both Haden's his musicality and muscularity on the instrument.  I can't wait to hear more!

(If you have any problems with downloaded the pdfs, shoot me an email at 1smileymn at gmail dot com)


  1. Wow, these are fabulous! Thank you so very much!

  2. I had the privilege of communicating with Charlie on and off for about a year before his death. I sent him one of my composition "Remembering Ursula" which I wrote in honor of my decease cousin. He gave me really encouraging feedback. Little did I know that the song would apply to him as well in a short time. A fabulous musician and person