Here’s a transcription of Roy Hargrove’s solo on Love for Sale live at Smalls with Cyrille Aimée and Joel Frahm. This recording is really great. All of the solos stand out and I defy anyone not to tap their feet to the bouncy rhythm section groove.
There’s nothing in Roy’s solo that’s particularly difficult to get down notes wise. What is difficult to capture is the feel. He plays the quavers very smoothly and lightly in the swung sections while picking out more rhythmic and accented phrases in the 2 feel sections.
It’s worth noting that the alternative changes are used in the A section (i.e dominant chords instead of major 7 and minor 7)
As usual the video will play from Roy’s solo for convenience, but I’d recommend listening from the beginning.
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