Friday, July 02, 2021

Transcription: Elvin Jones - Chasin' the Trane - 08

When in doubt, keep doing what you're doing. Let's actually continue and complete my beginning of the year project, transcribing all of Elvin Jones's playing on John Coltrane's Chasin' the Train, from the Live At The Village Vanguard record. I think I got demoralized when I completed part 8 and realized I was only about halfway done. 

These are the 43rd-48th choruses of the performance— 8:10 to 9:20 in the recording. I have part 9 on deck, and then I'll only have six more installments to complete. Then some kind of analysis will be in order. 

There is a lot of repetition— how can there not be? It will be interesting to see what this all boils down to, in terms of total actual content, when this is complete. 

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