It wasn't so much the notes as it was the bowings that captured my ears over the last several days. Having no visual demonstration to guide me as I transcribed his A Minor Swing, I listened, played it back, and listened again. He uses his bow as an annunciator, speaking the phrases in scat, slurring and jabbing to create his consonants and vowels. Transfixed, I cleared my mind and tried to imagine what I would do if I were to play like him. The results? My latest transcription, available for public scrutiny and further improvisation. Email me if you would like a copy, and remember to adjust my edits to suit your liking. Above all, be true to the expression.
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