Transcribed: Charlie Parker – Relaxin’ At Camarillo (Take A)

I’m spending a lot of time with Charlie Parker right now and thought I’d share a little bit of my work. This solo can be found on “The Complete Dial Sessions” by Charlie Parker. It’s a 4-disc set and has multiple takes of several tunes. It’s neat to listen and hear the differences and similarities between takes. I did have to adjust the pitch on this recording. “Relaxin’ At Camarillo” is a blues in C and the recording was flat by over a quarter-step, so it sounded like it was in B. I will be posting transcriptions of the other takes in the next few days.

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  1. This is a great introduction to Charlie Parker’s technique over a twelve-bar blues. Much of Parker’s material that is not recorded on Verve is so easily overlooked. Thanks for posting this and giving me my fix.

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