Writing

PhD (composition) thesis

Blueprints & Vignettes: Pitch-class sets, Serialism and Intervallicism as Tools for Composition and Improvisation (2017)

BMus (Hons) thesis

Signature Characteristics in the Improvised Melodic Lines of Herbie Hancock (2011)

 

Transcriptions

Lately I've felt a pull back to transcribing jazz after somewhat of a hiatus during my PhD. For the time being I'm operating on a "chorus a day" challenge, so there'll be new content up here about once a week. Enjoy!

Wynton Kelly - solo on "Remember" (Hank Mobley, Soul Station, 1960)

*the first thing I ever transcribed, and one of the only records that I do a fair job of singing all the solos.

John Coltrane - solo on "Satellite" (Coltrane's Sound, 1964)

Jerry Bergonzi - solo on "Inner Urge" (Lineage, 1990)

Brad Mehldau - solo on "Synthetics" (Kurt Rosenwinkel, Deep Song, 2005).