Bill Frisell Transcriptions by Martin Lane

Welcome to my online collection of Bill Frisell solo transcriptions from the following recordings by Paul Motian.

On Broadway,
Volume One
JMT 834 430-2

On Broadway,
Volume Two
JMT 834 440-2

On Broadway,
Volume Three
JMT 849 157-2

Monk In
JMT 834-421-2

JMT 834-445-2

I chose these recordings, as (1) it is my opinion that Bill really asserts himself here as one of the great modern guitar innovators. (2) His approach to the standard tunes and progressions is fresh and original. (3) The material lends itself to study, as many of these tunes will be familiar to most jazz players. (4) I love this stuff.

The following solo transcriptions can be considered a work-in-progress. It would be nearly impossible to capture all of the nuances of Bill's playing in standard notation. I encourage you to check out the recordings, and to merely use the transcriptions as a guide on your own path to discovery.


Tune Recording
All The Things You Are On Broadway Vol. 2
Bye-Ya   Monk In Motian
Epistrophy Monk In Motian
Evidence  Monk In Motian
How Deep Is The Ocean
On Broadway Vol. 3
I Got Rhythm On Broadway Vol. 2
It Might As Well Be Spring On Broadway Vol. 2
Just One Of Those Things On Broadway Vol. 3
Look To The Rainbow On Broadway Vol. 2
My Heart Belongs To Daddy On Broadway Vol. 1 
Re: Person I Knew Bill Evans
Show-Type Tune Bill Evans
So In Love On Broadway Vol. 1
Someone To Watch Over  Me On Broadway Vol. 1 
They Didn't Believe Me On Broadway Vol. 1
Tico Tico On Broadway Vol. 3 
Time Remembered Bill Evans
Turn Out The Stars Bill Evans
Very Early    Bill Evans
Walkin' Up Bill Evans
Weaver Of Dreams On Broadway Vol. 3
You And The Night And The Music  On Broadway Vol. 2 

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WIthout the assistance of the following, this collection would not be here. Special thanks to: Mariano Battaglia, Markus Jaeggi, Jeremey Poparad, Ken Rose, and Stefano Trinca, for help with typesetting. Very special thanks to Mariano and Markus, whom inputted about half of the transcriptions each. And extra very special thanks to Markus, whom edited many of them.

Martin Lane & Bill Frisell, May 2003.

Bill Frisell Transcriptions by others:

"Body and Soul" by Alex Rogowski. verse solo: page one page two (from "On Broadway, Vol. 2")

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