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Sittin’ On Top Of The World

Title: Sittin’ On Top Of The World

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From the Album: The Moving Business

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Deja Vouty

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Tracks: 11
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File size: 115 MB

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Baker’s Dozen Music Book

Guitar Music and tablature of 13 arrangements from featured CDs

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Baker’s Dozen Music Book + MP3 Audio

Guitar Music and tablature of 13 arrangements from featured CDs

PLUS all 13 Titles in MP3 format

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Baker’s Dozen

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A compilation of 13 tracks from The Waltz Lesson, Amnesia in Trastevere, The County Set and Shades of Blue

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Shades Of Blue

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Tracks: 10
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The Preacher’s Son

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Tracks: 16
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Kid On The Mountain

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Tracks: 17
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File size: 110 MB
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There’s Something For Everyone In America

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Tracks: 17
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Opening the Eyes of Love

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Tracks: 15
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Mistersioso

Sheet music – PDF download, 3 pages, advanced level

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I have used a different approach to this great Thelonious Monk blues line, since the basic tune is only 12 bars long. I decided to transcribe two of the four choruses I improvised on the performance released on my 2016 LP Duck Baker Plays Monk. Having done that I released that the midi version sounded so strange that it would be better to just edit the version I recorded, so the MP3 here is about half of what was on the record, beginning with the improvised choruses. As will be obvious, immediately, the timing of the performance is very free and fluid. The basic tune is not difficult to play, and students are of course free to make up their own variations or improvisations.

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Like Someone in Love

Sheet music – PDF download, 3 pages, advanced level

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This Jimmy Van Heusen song was written in 1944 for the film Belle of the Yukon, and quickly became a standard for pop singers and jazz musicians alike. I was inspired to arrange it in about 1980 after hearing Bud Powell’s very different take on the song, but didn’t get around to recording it until much later, on The Roots And Branches of American Music. That record is available on this site, either as a CD or as a download, and the individual track can be bought separately.

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Someday My Prince Will Come

Sheet music – PDF download, 3 pages, advanced level

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This great song was of course written for the 1937 Walt Disney version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and though it has not been covered very often by pop singers really came into it’s own when modern jazz musicians adopted it 20 years later. Many people associate it with Miles Davis, but while the Davis version is certainly a classic, Dave Brubeck made the first jazz recording, on Dave Digs Disney. I made this arrangement in about 1983 but still haven’t got around to recording it. Some of the chord shapes involve big stretches, and the shape in measure 27 involving the thumb and a partial barre is a real bear.

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Sweet And Lovely

Sheet music – PDF download, 3 pages, intermediate advanced level

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The well loved standard appeared in 1931, and like many another pop song of that period, it only really entered the jazz repertoire during the modern era. This version is based on Thelonious Monk’s arrangement, which he first recorded with a trio in 1952, and returned to many times throughout his career. In fact Monk’s trio version may have been the first modern jazz recording, and it is certainly unique, with those chromatically descending 7th’s all through the first four bars.

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The Third World

Sheet Music – PDF download, 3 pages, advanced level

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“The Third World” is one of the most celebrated compositions by Herbie Nichols, the great by tragically neglected pianist who only manage to make 4 records in his lifetime, and was known at the time of his death in 1963 only as the composer of Billie Holiday’s theme, “Lady Sings The Blues”. But Nichols was one of the most harmonically advanced jazz composers of his era, one of the very few who can be compared to Thelonious Monk, even though other jazz musicians did not catch up with Nichols until long after they were trying to deal with me. My own arrangements of Nichols’ music can be heard on Spinning Song, which is available on CD and as limited-edition LP. The chord progression is something else, so even after learning the arrangement, improvising on this presents real challenges. It was also a challenge for me to notate, especially the tremolo effect I usually use for the first and fifth measures of B. This looked bad in the score and and the midi version sounded awful, so I rewrote it in a way that much easier to play, and included those two measures at the end of the arrangement To hear them, I’m afraid one needs to buy the record, though most people do think it is one of my best. It was certainly the most ambitious.

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Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans

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Tracks: 14
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File size: 105 MB
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The Roots & Branches Of American Music

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Tracks: 16
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File size: 112 MB
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The Waltz Lesson

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Tracks: 16
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Amnesia in Trastevere

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Tracks: 10
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A Thousand Words – mp3

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Tracks: 14
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The Clear Blue Sky – mp3

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Tracks: 13
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Ms. Right – mp3

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Tracks: 12
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File size: 95 MB

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The Art Of Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar

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Tracks: 19
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The Art of Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar is an album that was released in 1979. It was reissued in 1994 by Shanachie Records with six bonus tracks.

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Coffee for Three (mp3)

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Released in 2019

Tracks: 8
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File size: 102 MB

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When You Wore A Tulip – Tab Book + MP3

Tablature Book for When You Wore A Tulip together with MP3 download of the re-issued album

Format: PDF (book), MP3 (audio)

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Blue Skies

Blue Skies 

Sheet music – PDF download, 2 pages

Intermediate advanced level

MP3 guide track included with download

 

One of Irving Berlin’s most popular songs, “Blue Skies” was written in 1926 for a musical called “Betsy.” The show was poorly received and quickly forgotten, but this song was an immediate success and has never gone out of favor. It’s pretty much the standard for this type of chord progression, working from the minor chord through the minor major 7th, the minor 7th, and on down chromatically, resolving on the relative major. I think I learned it from a Chick Webb record, but it’s the kind of song that people my age would have heard often enough growing up for it to have always been familiar. I have performed this arrangement fairly often over the years, especially with other musicians, but I have never recorded it.

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Charleston

Charleston

Sheet music – PDF download, 3 1/2 pages

Intermediate level

MP3 guide track included with download

 

This is an enormously famous song and another one everyone my age grew up knowing, and it was written by great stride pianist James P. Johnson, yet it is doesn’t seem to get as many performances from jazz musicians as one might expect. Johnson wrote it for a show called “Runnin’ Wild” in 1923, and it enjoyed enormous popularity during the jazz age, hardly surprising considering the fact that the dance associated with the song was so strongly linked with the era. In any case it’s a particularly fun tune to play, and this arrangement is not very difficult. My recording of it was part of a medley with a much less famous song called “Charleston Mad”, which I recorded on a demo tape in 1973. The demo led to a record deal the following year, but I didn’t sing on my first couple of LP’s, and by the time I was including vocals on my records I had newer arrangements I wanted to include. The demo recording was eventually released in 2018, however, on the Tompkins Square record called Les Blues Du Richmond.
 
This arrangement predates the time when I was really playing swing, and doesn’t use many of the kinds of chord shapes I would learn after I moved to San Francisco in late 1973. So it may be more approachable for folk/blues/ragtime players than some of my other swing arrangements. I only changed a few things from the recorded version, especially the ending (on the recording, it just goes to the other song).

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Mr. Jelly Roll Soul

Mr. Jelly Roll Soul

Sheet music – PDF download, 2 1/2 pages

Intermediate advanced level

MP3 guide track included with download

 

“Mr. Jelly Roll Soul” was written by the great Charles Mingus for his 1959 record Blues And Roots, but it was a departure from Mingus’s usual writing style. Both the original version and this arrangement are more about earlier jazz styles than modern jazz, as we might expect from an homage to Jelly Roll Morton.

I recorded this as a duo with John Renbourn, on my 1989 CD A Thousand Words. John played a counter-melody that was also on Mingus’s original recording, but I think the melody I play stands well enough of its own. I also transcribed my part of the variation John and I worked out, and filled this in somewhat to make it work better as a solo arrangement. John and I toured together quite a bit in those days and worked up a fair number of arrangements, but the three duo tracks on A Thousand Words are the only studio recordings we ever made.

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The You And Me That Used To Be

The You And Me That Used To Be

Sheet music – PDF download, 3 1/2 pages

Intermediate advanced level

MP3 guide track included with download

 

This great song was a modest success for the songwriting team of Walter Bullock and Allie Wrubel in the late ’30s, and was recorded by several popular big bands. It didn’t seem to catch on as much with the best jazz bands, though we do have a terrific live 1937 recording by the Count Basie Orchestra, featuring Jimmy Rushing on vocals. The most memorable version is surely the one Rushing maxed in 1971 as the title track of his last record. Few artists have left the stage in better style. I recorded this on the second record I made with the singer Molly Andrews, The Moving Business, and have written out a fairly close transcription of what I played on the record, including the improvised solo. It works fine as an instrumental, though I must say that audiences really love the charming lyrics, which so strongly evoked an earlier time even in the 1930s.

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There’ll Be Some Changes Made

There’ll Be Some Changes Made

Sheet music – PDF download, 2 pages

Intermediate advanced level

MP3 guide track included with download

 

This song was written in 1921 by Benton Overstreet and Billy Higgins, and recorded that year by Ethel Waters, achieving immediate success which it has maintained over the years as a jazz and pop standard. Both Overstreet and Higgins made their reputations as performers of various African American styles in the years leading up the the jazz age, while Waters was at the very beginning of her career as a mega-star when she recorded the song. Among the dozens of memorable recordings that followed we might mention those by Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, Bob Wills, Peggy Lee, and Billie Holiday.

The harmonics in the bass line of the first 8 measures here take some getting used to, but once that is done that part of the arrangement is not very difficult. It is interesting in that the harmonics pitch the bass line higher than the melody in a couple of places, but students may find the reliance on barre chords to be the most challenging part of the arrangement, not because they are actually difficult but they may make the fretting hand tired. At least when it is learned, one doesn’t have to hold those positions so long!

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Swing tunes IV (bundle)

These transcriptions are offered for £15, rather than the £20 that five individual transcriptions would cost.
The five arrangements included are:

Blue Skies
Charleston
Mr. Jelly Roll Soul
The You And Me That Used To Be
There’ll Be Some Changes Made

All of the arrangements have been written in standard musical notation as well as guitar tablature, and come with an MP3 midi recording that gives an accurate idea of what the arrangement should sound like.

 

Blue Skies
2 pages – intermediate advanced level

One of Irving Berlin’s most popular songs, “Blue Skies” was written in 1926 for a musical called “Betsy.” The show was poorly received and quickly forgotten, but this song was an immediate success and has never gone out of favor. It’s pretty much the standard for this type of chord progression, working from the minor chord through the minor major 7th, the minor 7th, and on down chromatically, resolving on the relative major. I think I learned it from a Chick Webb record, but it’s the kind of song that people my age would have heard often enough growing up for it to have always been familiar. I have performed this arrangement fairly often over the years, especially with other musicians, but I have never recorded it.

Charleston
3 1/2 pages – intermediate level

This is an enormously famous song and another one everyone my age grew up knowing, and it was written by great stride pianist James P. Johnson, yet it is doesn’t seem to get as many performances from jazz musicians as one might expect. Johnson wrote it for a show called “Runnin’ Wild” in 1923, and it enjoyed enormous popularity during the jazz age, hardly surprising considering the fact that the dance associated with the song was so strongly linked with the era. In any case it’s a particularly fun tune to play, and this arrangement is not very difficult. My recording of it was part of a medley with a much less famous song called “Charleston Mad”, which I recorded on a demo tape in 1973. The demo led to a record deal the following year, but I didn’t sing on my first couple of LP’s, and by the time I was including vocals on my records I had newer arrangements I wanted to include. The demo recording was eventually released in 2018, however, on the Tompkins Square record called Les Blues Du Richmond.

This arrangement predates the time when I was really playing swing, and doesn’t use many of the kinds of chord shapes I would learn after I moved to San Francisco in late 1973. So it may be more approachable for folk/blues/ragtime players than some of my other swing arrangements. I only changed a few things from the recorded version, especially the ending (on the recording, it just goes to the other song).

Mr. Jelly Roll Soul
2 1/2 pages – intermediate advanced level

“Mr. Jelly Roll Soul” was written by the great Charles Mingus for his 1959 record Blues And Roots, but it was a departure from Mingus’s usual writing style. Both the original version and this arrangement are more about earlier jazz styles than modern jazz, as we might expect from an homage to Jelly Roll Morton.

I recorded this as a duo with John Renbourn, on my 1989 CD A Thousand Words. John played a counter-melody that was also on Mingus’s original recording, but I think the melody I play stands well enough of its own. I also transcribed my part of the variation John and I worked out, and filled this in somewhat to make it work better as a solo arrangement. John and I toured together quite a bit in those days and worked up a fair number of arrangements, but the three duo tracks on A Thousand Words are the only studio recordings we ever made.

The You And Me That Used To Be
3 1/2 pages – intermediate advanced level

This great song was a modest success for the songwriting team of Walter Bullock and Allie Wrubel in the late ’30s, and was recorded by several popular big bands. It didn’t seem to catch on as much with the best jazz bands, though we do have a terrific live 1937 recording by the Count Basie Orchestra, featuring Jimmy Rushing on vocals. The most memorable version is surely the one Rushing maxed in 1971 as the title track of his last record. Few artists have left the stage in better style. I recorded this on the second record I made with the singer Molly Andrews, The Moving Business, and have written out a fairly close transcription of what I played on the record, including the improvised solo. It works fine as an instrumental, though I must say that audiences really love the charming lyrics, which so strongly evoked an earlier time even in the 1930s.

There’ll Be Some Changes Made
2 pages – intermediate advanced level

This song was written in 1921 by Benton Overstreet and Billy Higgins, and recorded that year by Ethel Waters, achieving immediate success which it has maintained over the years as a jazz and pop standard. Both Overstreet and Higgins made their reputations as performers of various African American styles in the years leading up the the jazz age, while Waters was at the very beginning of her career as a mega-star when she recorded the song. Among the dozens of memorable recordings that followed we might mention those by Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, Bob Wills, Peggy Lee, and Billie Holiday.

The harmonics in the bass line of the first 8 measures here take some getting used to, but once that is done that part of the arrangement is not very difficult. It is interesting in that the harmonics pitch the bass line higher than the melody in a couple of places, but students may find the reliance on barre chords to be the most challenging part of the arrangement, not because they are actually difficult but they may make the fretting hand tired. At least when it is learned, one doesn’t have to hold those positions so long!

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Round About Midnight

Sheet Music, PDF Download, 4 pages, advanced level
A midi MP3 guide track is included with purchase

Monk’s most famous composition, “Round Midnight” was first recorded by Cootie Williams’ Orchestra in 1944, with Monk’s close friend Bud Powell on piano. A private recording made later that year of a solo version by the composer was issued in 2015, and Monk recorded it for Blue Note with a quintet in 1947. It is been recorded thousands of times since, and many guitarists have transposed it from Eb minor to E minor, as Duck Baker does in this arrangement. This is a demanding arrangement in many ways, involving some tricky bends and challenging stretches, but at least the slow tempo gives students plenty of time to change hand positions. One chord shape that definitely requires attention if students don’t already know it the complex E minor chord at the end of the coda, which includes the 6th, 9th, and major 7th. This involves making a half-barre on the 4th fret of 3rd, 4th, and 5th strings with the middle finger and putting the ring finger next to it on the 4th fret of the 2nd string. Meanwhile the index finger holds the 2nd fret of the high string and the little finger is on the 5th fret of the 4th.

We also need to give attention to bar 36, in the B section, not because it’s very difficult but just to be sure that the 12th fret harmonic notes on the 2nd and 3rd strings ring through when we play the note voiced under them on the 5th and 6th strings. And do note that, in bar 41, we want to hold G on the 5th fret of the 4th string as part of the Am13 chord that follows, and also, if possible, the G# on the 11th fret of the A string as part of the the G#M7th chord that follows that (this would involve fretting with the thumb). Another passage that is not difficult is also worth mentioning, because it requires a technique some students may not have used before. This comes at measure 44. After playing the notes we find with the common B7 barre chord on the 7th fret, we need to tap the fret that’s 12 frets higher on the bass string with our right index finger to sound the harmonic there. As is always true with harmonics, we are not pushing the string down into the fretboard there, but tapping the string right above the fret itself. 

The mp3 accompanying this transcription is a midi version generated by Sibelius, and allowances should be made for the weird way that program interprets the sound of bends.

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Portrait Of Ucha

Sheet Music, PDF Download, 3 1/4 pages, advanced level
A midi MP3 guide track is included with purchase

Herbie Nichols recorded this compelling tune on his Bethlehem record Love, Gloom, Cash, Love. When Duck Baker arranged it for guitar, he asked Roswell Rudd, who had played with Nichols and studied his music at depth, who or what “Ucha” was. Roswell laughed and replied that she was “a really crazy lady” whom Herbie “never really got over”. Armed with that information and the knowledge that Nichols was deeply into the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Duck Baker decided to use a bass line to bring what Morton called “the Spanish tinge” into Herbie’s portrait of his crazy lady. This is an advanced arrangement but the most difficult passages probably come in the first few measures, and do at least involve stretches from a familiar shape, the basic G minor barre chord.

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Light Blue

Sheet Music, PDF Download, 3 pages, advanced level
A midi MP3 guide track is included with purchase

A curious fact about this fascinating composition is that Monk’s only studio version of it was not released until 2017 (on Les Liaisons Dangereuses), though at least ten live versions have been appeared on record over the years. Probably the best known version remains the first to be released, which was recorded at the Five Spot in New York with the great Johnny Griffin on tenor. The tune represents an odd challenge for improvisers in seeming at first to be in the key of F and then in C. Duck Baker based his version on an arrangement by his friend Michele Calgaro. Because it is a short tune, he decided to transcribe two improvised choruses, but rather than use his recorded version opted to transcribe the first two choruses from the live performance at The Bop Shop in Rochester, NY in 2018 (which can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlO1YspDhn0, the transcribed part beginning at the 2:02 mark). These choruses are much easier and more useful for students than the more abstract solo on Duck Baker Plays Monk. A few very minor changes were made for the transcription, just to make it more approachable for students.

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Bemsha Swing

Sheet Music, PDF Download, 2 1/4 pages, advanced level
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Monk’s first recording of this great little tune was on a 1952 trio date for Prestige, which was followed by two more classic studio versions, the Miles Davis Jazz Giants 1954 session, and the his own 1956 quintet recording for Riverside, Brilliant Corners. Duck Baker has written out three ways to play the melody, all of which keep the original bass line going (tranposing the piece to the key of A was basic for this). The first has the melody pitched low, starting on A on the 3rd string, 2nd fret, and the second is an octave higher. The third pass adds middle voicings, including a nice bend up to the major 3rd. Because the Sibelius midi rendering of this gave no idea of what it actually sounds like, the MP3 guide track included here splices the midi version to a short excerpt of Baker’s recording on Duck Baker Plays Monk. It wasn’t possible to use an edited version of that track for the first two versions of the melody because the interpretation of the first section was so free on the record.

That bend, which first appears at bar 33, may represent the biggest technical challenge in this arrangement, though there are a few other stretches and odd shapes along the way as way. Baker himself uses the thumb to fret all the F and F# bass notes except for the F in the Bb chord (bars 31-32, 47-48), and this certainly simplifies things greatly, especially the F# just after the bend. Another passage to give attention to comes at the transition from bar 35 to bar 36, where the index finger must hold the A on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string while the middle finger moves to the 2nd fret of the 5th string and the ring finger goes to the 3rd fret of the 4th.

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2300 Skiddoo

Sheet Music, PDF Download, 3 pages, advanced level
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This is one of Herbie Nichols’ most delicious compositions, and one of the most perplexing in a way, because the harmonic structure is so much more complex than one would suppose from just listening to it. One thing that’s serendipitous about arranging it for guitar is the fact that the last repeated phrase we find at bars 31-33 works well in the key of E on the high string, and playing it in E also gives us the E7#9 shape familiar not only the jazz guitarists but blues and rock players, who associate it with Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze”. Much of the rest of the arrangement works out of shapes familiar to jazz guitarists as well. The passage at the end of A3 noted above is probably the one that requires the most attention, along with bar 30, just before it. Duck Baker would definitely use the thumb to fret the low F we see in the repeated passage, as using the index finger is impossible as the passage is written; it is being used for the pull-off on the high string. Players who really can’t use the thumb should probably change the pull-off from the second fret of the high string to the first to a slide so that the last pull-off to the open-high string is made with the middle finger, thus allowing time for the index finger to get over for the F on the bass string.

The midi mp3 generated by Sibelius was insufficient for a guide track here, so we are including an edited version of the performance on Baker’s recording of Nichols tunes, Spinning Song.

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Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols bundle

Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols bundle (5 titles):

Bemsha Swing
Light Blue
Round About Midnight
Portrait Of Ucha
2300 Skiddoo

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I’m Not Turning Backward

Title: I’m Not Turning Backward

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From the Album: The Moving Business

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My Heart Belongs To Jenny

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Tracks: 16
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File size: 108 MB

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Blackberry Blossom / June Apple

Title: Blackberry Blossom / June Apple

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From the Album: The Moving Business

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Deja Vouty Music Book and MP3

Get the Deja Vouty Music Book for only £8 when purchased together with the MP3 download of the complete album.

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Sweet Georgia Brown

Sheet music – PDF download, 4 pages, intermediate advanced level

MP3 is included with download

Surely this great standard was among the first swing tunes I arranged, all the way back in the 1960s, and it has been in my repertoire ever since, though I have never put it on a record, except as a duo with Dale Miller on his 1982 LP, Wild Over Me. I think the omission owes to how popular it has always been with guitarists. This transcription includes the basic arrangement I have always played as well as a variation that I have used mostly when playing with other musicians.

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The Fairy Queen

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Duck Baker And Kieran Fahy

Tracks: 12
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File size: 108 MB

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Snow Dove

Title: Snow Dove

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From the Album: American Traditional

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Nottamun Town

Title: Nottamun Town

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From the Album: The Moving Business

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The Salutation

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Tracks: 15
Format: 320kbps MP3
File size: 97 MB

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Planxty Irwin / The Lark in the Morning

Title: Planxty Irwin / The Lark in the Morning

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From the Album: American Traditional

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Deep River

Title: Deep River

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From the Album: The Moving Business

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Ducks on the Pond

Title: Ducks on the Pond

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From the Album: American Traditional

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High On A Mountain / Poll Ha’penny

Title: High On A Mountain / Poll Ha’penny

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From the Album: The Moving Business

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Jitterbug Waltz

Sheet music – PDF download, 2 pages, advanced level

MP3 is included with download

Written in 1942, Fat’s Waller’s “Jitterbug Waltz” is generally regarded as the first true jazz waltz. I have never recorded a solo version of it, but Jamie Findlay and I included it on our 2001 duo record, Out of the Past. At that point my basic arrangement underwent a fair bit of modernization, and what I have transcribed includes many of the ideas that Jamie and I worked up.

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Moonshiner

Title: Moonshiner

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From the Album: American Traditional

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Robinson County / Peacock Rag

Title: Robinson County / Peacock Rag

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From the Album: American Traditional

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Leavin’ Home

Title: Leavin’ Home

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From the Album: The Moving Business

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The County Set

Year: 2016

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Format: 320kbps MP3

File size: 159MB

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• Also available as Compact Disk

Price: £7.99

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A Pretty Fair Miss

Title: A Pretty Fair Miss

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From the Album: American Traditional

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Where The Morning Glories Grow

Title: Where The Morning Glories Grow

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From the Album: The Moving Business

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Mother’s Advice

Title: Mothers’s Advice

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From the Album: American Traditional

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Honeysuckle Rose

Sheet music – PDF download, 3 pages, advanced level

MP3 is included with download

This is one of Fats Waller’s best songs, and probably the one that gets played most often, especially by jazz musicians. I learned it when I was really focused on swing jazz in the mid-1970s, and used to play it with my friend Thom Keats all the time. The variation is lifted from Django Reinhardt, and it is played in the original key of F. This arrangement depends much more on barre chords than is usual for me. I first recorded it on my second Kicking Mule Record, When You Wore A Tulip, and revisited it as a duo with Will Bernard on Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, in 2004. Another early solo version is included on the 2019 release Plymouth Rock. The version here conforms mostly to my early arrangement, with one or two ideas from the later version included in the variation.

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Yellow Billed Magpie

Title: Yellow Billed Magpie

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From the Album: American Traditional

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River Blues

Title: River Blues

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From the Album: The Moving Business

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Everything That Rises Must Converge

Format: Audio CD

Year: 2009

Free Jazz Guitar Solos

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Price: £12.00

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