Lee Morgan Month: Jazz Trumpet Transcription- Along Came Betty

Here is a transcription of Lee Morgan’s solo on one of my favourite standards, Along Came Betty. The greatness of this tune for me comes from the marriage of complexity and simplicity. The changes are complex and allow the improvisers many different harmonic options. The tune is very melodic and draws the ear, in spite of the unusual chords.

View the Bb version with changes here.
View the C version with changes here.
View the Eb version with changes here.

The video below is set to the start of the solo.

 

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