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The Keith Oxman Sonny

Stitt Solo Transcriptions


Book 2

Compiled and Edited


By Charles McNeal

Solos in order of appearance:

By Accident
The Midgets
Jason
Streamlined Stanley
Orange Ashtray
Stitts It
Cotton Tail
Sonny Sounds
The Eternal Triangle
Blazin
Later
Down With It
Touchy
Indiana
All The Things You Are
Strike Up The Band (#2)
Casbah
Nother FuTher
Dumplin
Soon
You Can Depend On Me #1
You Can Depend On Me #2
Blues At This Tempo

Tenor Sax

By Accident

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo

+
4

&4

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

m

#


b
J

b n
3

m b

10

b b n b n #

b
J
J

b # m

15

}
J

20

#m
j



b b
b
}

25

# # #

b b b
(# )

30

35

. #
( )

# b

2010

by accident (cont)

& b }

40

# # # # # J

50

55

w
59

65

76

b b
3

b b b

#
# n #
6
w



b }

m b b

# b b n

70

b b

J
J

45

b b
J J

# #

b #

b #

}
}

3
3
# # # # #

by accident (cont)

b b b b n .

& J

81

b b b

85

90

b b

94

110

m #

#
) J J
(

115

b n #
J

b b n .
+ b .
J

100

105

r
b

b
b
} b # # n b
J

# n

J
r
b

J
3

b
b # n #

J

+ + +

b b

.
J

}J

&

b n #

121

b
b

# #

126

132

138


cracked

.
J

b m
b

J
r
b

b b

#
# J J b n w

153

b b b m # # n

J

#

143

148

b m
b n

by accident (cont)

Tenor Sax

The Midgets

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax Solo

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

b
# 4

b
J
& 4 J
n
Blues

#
12

# J

n b # n n #

# # n #

17

m
#

22

n # n .
J J

#
# n

n b

28

# # # n # # n # # # j n

33

# n

38

. . b . - .

.
j

2010

& #
#

45

the midgets (cont.)

# b n #

50

# n

b b

# b n b b n n

J b J
3

55

# n

J J

60

b b

#
J

65

# n m

J

# n

70

b
# J b J
3

75

# #

80

# #
3

&

86

#
91

the midgets (cont.)

#

96

j #

b
# n b

Tenor Sax

Jason
Sonny Stitt's Tenor solo

j b
4

&4

J

b # #

m
m
b J b

11

b +

16

21

# n

31

37

+ +

+ + +

b 3
#
b

b # n m

#
J
b # b
3

26

b
J

+ + + + + + + + + +
+
+
J #

+ + + b
6

Transcribed by
Keith Oxman

# w


b
2010

b b

Jason

&

43

48

53

b # n
J

b
3

b
J J

# n #

58

b b

62

66

72

# n # # b
3

b #

# # #
# b

J b

J
J

b

b
b

b
b
b

J
j
#

b
b
J

76

b # n # # b n
b

&

81

Jason

Tenor Sax

Streamlined Stanley
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax solo

&4
J
Blues

11

b
b

17


22

28

m
m
b

39

m #


J
3

b
j j
j

#
b # b b
b

.
.

33

. . b # #

b b

#
#

Transcribed by
Keith Oxman

.
J

b m b m m

b b
b # n

b
J
3

2010

Streamlined Stanley

m # # #

# # # .
&
J
3

43

lip slur
j
#

53

58

# b b

+
+
. .

48

# b b n # # n

Tenor Sax

Orange Ashtray
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax Solo

# 4
& 4
Blues

3x's

n b
n
b
.. b b

16

n b b
3

n b
b
n
bb

21

.
J

bbb

Transcribe by
Keith Oxman

n #



# n

bbb

26

b n b

#
n n
bbb

30

# n b n
b
.
bb

34

bb

39

o
sand
Glis

n b

n
b
b
3

# J J
b
bb

43





2010

Orange Ashtray (cont.)

j #
b

b
n

&
J

49

# n
bbb

54

59

bbb

65

bbb

b .
J J

bbb

n

3

71

.
b
bb

bbb

77

82

b
bb

87

n b



b b 3

J J

n #
3

# n # b n
n

#
b
n
b

b
&
Orange Ashtray (cont.)

92

bbb

97

bb

102

bbb

107

j
#

# n

n
3

+ + + + +

+ + + b
b

n
j J .
bb
#
n

113


bbb #

118

bbb

123

bbb

127

n b

3

n b
3

n b
3

n b b
3

Orange Ashtray (cont.)

# n b J n J

J J

#
b

&b b
Tag ending.....

133


bbb

138

n n n n
b
bb
n

143

#
n
b

bb

147

b.


#
#
bbb

153

# .
b
bb

J

158

bbb


bbb #

163

168

# # r # #

n
j n

b n
b
& b

174

bb

180

n
J

Orange Ashtray (cont.)

.
j n n

bb

186

n
J

U

# w
Cadenza

Tenor Sax

Stitt's It
Sonny Stit's Tenor Sax solo

# #

Improvised Bridge of 1st Head

& 44

Transcribe by
Keith Oxman

# # n
#


# # n b

Top of solo choruses. Rhythm Changes

14

# #
j

# n # n # b n

#
3

19

23

# # # b b #
#

28

2010

# J

#
b

Stitt's It (cont.)

b b
# # n n

&

33

38

44

b # b b

# b b # b b n

50

55

b
#
J
# J
Gl
iss
.

60

b b #
3

65

b # b # n b
69

b # # b


&J J

75

81

Stitt's It (cont.)

m
b b #

86

b # n
b #
#

92

97

103


.
J
3

# #

# # b

Improvised Bridge of 2nd Head

105

109

# # #

J

Tenor Sax

Cotton Tail
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo

& 44

transcribe by
Keith Oxman

#
b b

b
#
#

b b
b #

# b
#

11

#
J

15

#
#

J
#

b
# n #

# n

20

25


31

j

J

b + +
b

# b b

# # n b

36

b
b


3
2010

Cotton Tail (cont.)

+ b
+
+
+
+
+
+
+

&
J J

41

46

# # #

# #

#
n #
#
3

51

55

b
b

61

b
J
J

66

71

b
3

# #
.

# b b n
3

b + + b n
# b

# J J

# #

76

j
#

b b n

& # #

# #

81

b.

86

91

Cotton Tail (cont.)

J .

#
J

# #

b
#

# #
3

. # J

102

b
# b n b b n

108

b
# b J

97

# # # #

# n

113

118

&

124

Cotton Tail (cont.)

b b n

b
# # # # # b n
3

130

#
#
# J J

134

139

. b
#
b # n

# #

#
# b #

# # #

144

# #
b
# # #
# n


J
3

148


J
J
J

153

159

J # J

Cotton Tail (cont.)

b b
J

&
#
J
3

165

170

b b

175

#
3

+ + + + + + # + # + + + + # +

J
J

+
+
+
+

J

181

+ +
+ #
J

b j #

J
#

186

192

198

b + + b n

b #

203

b # b .


&

208

#
212

#
# #
Cotton Tail (cont.)

#
#

#

217

j
#

b b

b
b n

j
#

223

#
b

# J J

228

# #

.
# # n # # # # # b b b

239

245

234

#
#

J
J

# #

# b

# n

&

250

256

Cotton Tail (cont.)

+ +
+

Tenor Sax

Sonny Sounds

Rhythm Changes in "F"

Sonny Stitt's Tenor solo

n
#

4
&b 4
Bridge on 1st head

# .

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

# # n

J J
3

n # n # b n # n
b

3

b
b

14

Top of solo choruses

b
#

b b
b

#
J
3

b # # # n # n b
b

19

J J
b b

23

n # b n

# J

n # #

# b n

b
n b b #

28

2010

# #
#

Sonny Sounds (cont.)



&b

32


#
b

b

b

37

42

J J

#
b

J J J J
J

48

b
# n

54

b # J #

n #

# n # n
3

59

n #

# #

n # #

n
3

62

# n

#
b #

66

b .
b
&
J J
3

71

# n .

b
3

80

86

100

# #

#
n

n b

# n # # #

J

105

n n
J J
b # n

95

b n b b b
b

#

90

76

Sonny Sounds (cont.)

Sonny Sounds (cont.)

n
n # b #

n n
&b
Bridge on 2nd head

108

112

J
3

Tenor Sax

The Eternal Triangle


Sonny Stitt's Tenor sax solo
(Trading with Rollins not included)

Rhythm changes with different


chord changes for bridge

& 44

n # n b
j
b

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

# . # b b

b
3

b n

14

b b
b

C min

F7

b
J

b n b n

23

#7

#
#
# # # # # #

# #

D7

E7

b min
b
D 7
b b b b

A min

# min

B min

19

b min
b
b b E7b n b
J J

b b

#
J
b

b #
3
3

27

32

# #
38

# # # b

j
b

2010

The Eternal Triangle (cont.)


b # b
b
&

43

#
3
3

47

b b

51

# # #
56

# # #
# # n #
# n n

b # b b n b n
# # n

# # # b

b #

b
b b

61

66

w
71

77

+ + + +


# b b

b
3

#
b b

#
3

# #

The Eternal Triangle (cont.)

# b n b b b # b

b
& #

82

86

#.

91

96

101

# n.

b
3

107

w
J

b # b

3

#
#
J # # n #
3

b # b b n b
#

117

# n
#
n b b

# b # #

112

# n # n

b # #
#

b.

# #

b # n

The Eternal Triangle (cont.)

# b

&
#

122

127

b b

b # b b b
3

132

#
b

#
b

137

b b b b b n n #

142

# # # n #

146

# b

# #

# #

b b

# # # # # # n n # # n

151

156

b
b b

#
3

The Eternal Triangle (cont.)

&

J

#
3
161

J

166

# b
172

#
#
3

# # n
b
#

# # n n
# #

177

# #
# #

181

b
b
b
3

b
b

# # #
#
3

b J b . . b b # n # b

185

b b

190

# #

195

#
J

#
3

b
# n b b b

The Eternal Triangle (cont.)

&

200

# #
#

j
b

# #
3

# b

b # #
3

204

209

# #
J

# #

b
#
b

J J
3

b #

b b b n b
# # n # # # # #

# b

214

b
b # b
#

218

223

b + + b

# b

229

#
#

#
J J

235

# n

+ + + b +
b

# J
3

b
#

# # # #
# n # # n n b
b 3

b b
&
b
The Eternal Triangle (cont.)

241

b
b

245

250

#
b

# #

255

# #

into trading with Sonny Rollins

Tenor Sax
Rhythm Changes in "G"

Blazin'

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax solo

#
#

# #
# 4 # # n n #

& 4
Improvised bridge on 1st head

#
# # b

# b n # #

top of solo choruses

# n b b b

13

b # n

# # # # # n n #
n

#

#

18

# b

22

# #
J

27

#
#
5

# #

b
# n # # n

n #

2010

Blazin' (cont.)

b
#

# # b

&
3

31

#
n
#

35

#
40


# n b


# n

# # n b b b n - n b

44

49

# n

b n b

# b

# # # n

b
# J

54

59

# # n J # J n

63

n b

# n
3

Blazin' (cont.)

# # n #
n b n
&

68

#
73

#
82

# #

86

b
n #
n

#
3

#
# #
3

# #

n #
#
#

95

# b

91

# #

b
b

# #
3
3

#
n b

77

# n

# b n - n b

100

Blazin' (cont.)

# #
# #
# # # #

&
#
Improvised bridge of 2nd head

105

# #

109

# b
3

b #

Tenor Sax

Later

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax solo

4
& 4 J
3
r
b


J
3
r
b

# J

b b

b
# b

# -

b
J
J

3

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

j # #

b # n n
b
b b

14

19

23


J J

b b

28

2010

b # #

# b # n

32

&

36

Later (cont.)

# #
#

b

# b

40


45

b b
b

# b

Tenor Sax

Down With It

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax solo

& 44

b
b

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

b
#

# n # #


# n # n
#

3

10


b
b

14

19

29

24

# # n

# n


J J
J


J J J
J
b n b
3

33

b # n # #
#
J

b
J J
# J
5

2010

Down With It (cont)

&

38

63

b # #

69

Tenor Sax

Touchy

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax solo

top of solo choruses


n b

b 4
b
& b 4

bbb

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

b # r n
J J

bb
n
n b # n b
3

10

bbb
3

14

b n

J
J


b

b b J
J J
3

19


bbb n b

24

bbb #

j #

#

.
J

29

# n # #

n # n b n b
n

bb

33

2010

b
b
& b

37

Touchy (cont.)

n #

+ + + + + + + + b

b
bb J

43

+ + + + + + + +


J
3

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

b
bb J
3

47

bbb

51


n b b

#
#

b

bb
3

56

bbb
J

60

bbb b

66


J J

# n
J

b b

bb

70

ss.
Gli

bb

& b

75

Touchy (cont.)

b

J

bbb

80

bbb

85

bbb

j
J J

149

n

J
3

n
.
bbb

154

bbb

159


bbb

165

n n b

b
b
bb

171

Touchy (cont.)


b b b

n b
#
& b

175

bbb

180

bbb .

o
sand
Glis

186

bbb

191


bbb

197

ndo
ssa
i
l
G


# b



J
J
J



b
bb
n b

203

Tenor Sax

Indiana

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax solo

transcribe by
Keith Oxman

E
G
F

n
# 4 j
#

& 4 #
7

#
5

# n # #

# n
# #
A7

A min


# n b # n #

#
n
G

D7

G7

C min

E7
A7

# n
# b # n
# # n
#


3
G

13

# n


# n

D7

#
F

17

# #

A7

F7

E7

B 7+ 9

# #

# o7
# b
#

#

J
#
F

21

B 7+ 9

#
F

E min

E min

B 7+ 9

E min

26

b b b

B min E 7

#
31

A min

D7

E min

2010

A min

D7

# n

chord changes continue

Indiana (cont.)

#
n #
# # #

#
#
&
#

36

#
40


#
#
n n #

# b b b n n

44

# n

# # n b

49

# #

b
#
# #
#

53

58

b
# #
#
#

#
# # n

63

#
#
n #

69

&

# b b n

73

Indiana (cont.)

n
J

# # n # n # n #
# n

77

81

# n
#

# # n # # n n #
3

86

#
91

# #

n
#

# #

# #

# b j
J
n # n #

95

# # # n #

98

# j j
#
#

103

n #

b n

Indiana (cont.)

# b b b

&

108

#
112

122

b
#

#
3

# b # n b n
#

# #
127

n # n # #

j
#

# n #
#
n #
#

131

#
135

# #

n
b n

# b J

139

# #

117

# n

# n
# # n
3

& # # #

Indiana (cont.)

143

#
147

# # # # n

# #

152

157

# n

b
3

# # # n # # # # # n b

162

b n n
n
# #

166

#
171

#
176

b
# #
# n

#

# #

# # #

Indiana (cont.)

#
n # # #
&
3

180

#
184

n #

# n.
# # b n

J
J .

189

194

Tenor Sax

All The Things You Are


Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax Solo

b 4
b
#
& 4
b

#
G min

min

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

F7

E
A
D
#

# # n n

b J
bb

min

b
# n

b #
J
3
11
b
A
B min
B
B min
E7
.
#

n # # n b
#

# n
#
b J J
D min

Gm

C7

#
G

15

# n # #

b
n
# J #
b n # # n #
E7

# 7+ 9
#
7+ 9
F
D

#

#
#

bb J # n # # # # #
#

20

b
B

24

C min

28

F7

#
C o7

b J
b

b
J
D min

33

C min

2010

G min

b min
b
E



F7

All The Things You Are (cont.)

chords continue

#
b
b
&

D 7+ 9

38


b
J

n n # # #
b

n b n
n
#
bb

J
3

43

J
n

47

J J n
3

# n n

# n #
#
#
b
3

52

bb

57

bb

61

#
#

# #

# # # n #

66

bb

#
n #
# n # # #
n # n #
# # n n #

# #

b
bb

70

# n

n #

n # n b n
3

All The Things You Are (cont.)

b
J


J
&b

75

b
#

# n
# # b n b n
n

b
#

80

n #

J
J
b

84

n #
n
b
b

89

bb

# n # # n ~ #

J
J J
n # J

# # n # #
#

94

bb

99

# n # # #

# #

# #

J
J

b
b

b

n
J J
bb J J

104

bb

109

Tenor Sax

Strike Up The Band


Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax solo

Transcribed by
Keith Oxman

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C o7
5

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D min

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C7

10

G7

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F o7

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#

G min


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b

G min

C7

15

D min

7+ 9

B
E

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20

D min

D7

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D min
G7
C

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25

30

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A min

G7

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3

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G7

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chord changes continue

35

2010

Strike Up The Band (cont.)

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39

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48

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53

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63

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3

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Tenor Sax

Casbah

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax solo

Transcribed by
Keith Oxman

### 4

&

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n

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C min

F7

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B min

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B min

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27

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2010

D min

Casbah (cont.)
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min
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B
E7

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31

B min

E7

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35

39

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Back into Melody

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Tenor Saxophone

'Nother Fu'Ther

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax solo

### 4 .
&
4 J

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

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2010

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Tenor Sax

Dumplin'

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax solo

& 44
3

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6

12

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27

b
3

b n
b
b b
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#
3

31

36


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18

23

Transcribed by
Keith Oxman

b
3

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3

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2010

&

44

Dumplin' (cont.)

b b b

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3

49

# b b n # n

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b
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51

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57


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77

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b
b

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J
3

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3

&

84

Dumplin' (cont.)

Tenor Sax

Soon

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax solo

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

b
4

&4

E
5

A 7+ 9

b b

# # n b #

# b
#
3

D min

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C7

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2010

Soon (cont.)
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7
min
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E
A7
D min
G7
b

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30

D min

G7

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#

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chord changes continue

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Soon (cont.)

Tenor Sax

You Can Depend On Me (take 1)


Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo

## 4
& 4

A7

E min

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

E min

B7

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F
3

B 7+ 9

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A7

E min

n
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10

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15

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A min

E min

A7

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b n

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20

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E min

A7

25

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29

A7

2010

B7

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Tenor Sax

You Can Depend On Me (take 2)


Sonny Stitt's tenor Sax solo

## 4 # j n # n

& 4
E min

A7

B7

E min

# min
B7

n #

## n b

A7

E min

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

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B
E

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n

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14

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E min
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27

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31

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n
3

2010

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Tenor Sax

Blues At This Tempo


Sonny Stitt's Teno Sax solo

&4
J
3

b b n

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b n b

10

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15

b.

18

b. b
20

b. .

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3

b
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b

b b

# b

# n

b .

Transcribed by
Keith Oxman

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6

2010

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+ +


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23

26

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b
3

Blues At This Tempo (cont.)

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35

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3

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3

28

32

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J

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3

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