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The Keith Oxman Sonny

Stitt Solo Transcriptions


Book 1

Compiled and Edited


By Charles McNeal

Solos in order of appearance:

Groovin' High
Webb City
Cool Blues
Tri Horn Blues
Au Privave
Blue Lights
Up And Over
'Nuff Guff
Liza
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Watch What Happens
After You've Gone
Sonny Side
All God's Chillun' Got Rhythm
Takin' A Chance On Love
Bud's Blues
Avalon
Strike Up The Band
I Want To Be Happy
Fine And Dandy (take 1)
Fine And Dandy (take 2)
Sunset
The Champ
Eaight Track Blues
12!

Alto Sax

Groovin High

Transcribed By
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt"s Alto Solo

&c

# b b

b #

J
J

J J
b # n b

# b b J b b b

# ##nb
3

11

# b

b
J J J
3

b #
16

# #

b b b
3

#
# #

#

21

.
31

# b b

b n b
J J J J
3

b b

b n b #
b

26

b b

b b
J
b
J

&

36

b b

b
b

3

b b b

b b

41


#
3

# # n

b b # # n

b b

#
3

46

# b

#
b b

# n # # b

b J
b

51


b n b

56

. b

61

66

b
3

. b
#

b b J

Leads into next solo


J
J
Em

Chord Changes
A7

&

68

Dm

C7

G7

Cm

F7

&

74

Dm

#m

Cm

F7

F7

#m

Dm

Em

A7

80

Cm

86

Dm

G7

Cm

C7

92

Cm

F7

bm

b7

Cm

F7

98

Alto Sax

Webb City
Transcribed By
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt Alto Solo


& c
#

n b
n

n

3

b n

#

J
# n

13

j # j

b
b b

#
n J
3

# n # n b
n

n #
J
#

17

#
21

# n
#

J
J

#
25

. #

# n b b b
-1-

&

# n

j
#

29

#
33

#
35

# n

#
3

# b J J n J # J
3

38

n b J J
# b # b

43

# n

47

n
j

b
3

#
n
n # # n # # #


3
3

51

n b b b n b

#
J

55

-2-

&

58

# b
3

# n b n b b b n n
3

# n b J n

61

-3-

Alto Sax

Cool Blues
Transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Alto Solo


b

&c
# b b n

#
3

10

15

20

# #

J b

b
3

b b

b n

b n

23

26

b. . n

b
J
3

-1-

b #

J
j
b

b J

b # n n

# b # b b j

&

31

34


b # n

39

44

# #

b #

b

b

49


52

b . b b


J
b
b
3

# # n # #

b b
3

55

#
b #

57

-2-

& .

60

64

b
J

b
b

J
#

69

-3-

Bari Sax

Tri Horn Blues


transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Bari Sax solo

# #
b

& c

Blues

#
6

# # n n b

# #

11

# n b
#

# #

# n
16

#
20

n
3

#
23

j J j b b b b b
n

n
#
n
#
6

# # n # #

#
#
n b J .
J

27

-1-

n.
J

&

b

J

32

# # n n #

37

41

#
45

b b
# # # #

# n n n

. # .
#
.
# J n #
J
3

50

# b b b b # b n b
b
54

#
58

# n
63

j #
#
3

n j b

-2-

#
3

# b n

#
&
3

68

# # b #
n

73

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

78

# }

# # #

82

# # n b b b # #
87


# b n b

b
J

92

#
#
n
3

97

#
101

b b b b b
3

-3-

# n #

# n

#

&
3

105

#
110

#
J

120

b n

#

r
#

# r J
J

J J J J

# b
115

-4-

Alto Sax

Au Privave
Transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Alto Solo

&

##

##
##

# n

10

# n

n
J
3

## b b n n n n n

15

##
19

##
24

#
J
J

## n

29

J
3

J
3

-1-

b
3

n
3

&

##

J
J

33

## .

38

##

50

b .

n n b
3

86

b
b

n
## n j

91

##
95

# n

b b n

3

-2-

back to melody

Alto Sax

Blue Lights

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Alto Solo


& c
#



J
J

# n b
5

# n
# b #

# # # n # # n
3

. #

.
J

# b n b . r # n # n b

13

b.
#

#
n J

16

3
# n
#

20

growl---1-

# . n n. j #
#
n J
&

24

29

n
# # # # n b #

32

# b

34

# b J n

42

# n #

#
#
J
J

46

# n #

# b

51

b n

38

n
J

-2-


j b
#

##
10

&

54

b # n

J

J
3

3
3
3
3

#
#
J b

58

-3-

Alto Sax

Up And Over
transcribed by
Keith Oxman

sonny stit's alto solo

&

##

n
n n
J

# n n

## n #
3

## # n
#
#

##
12

n
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+

n
J
3

##

n
3

n
n

.
#

16

##
21

## #

26

n b n


n # n


J
3

-1-

## J

&

30

##


n
3

34

+ +
J
3

3
n

## n

# n
3

39

## n # n #

43

# n b
j

J
3

## # # # n
J

47

-2-

Alto Sax

'Nuff Guff

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Alto Solo

#

#

J J
b
J
J

&c

# r n
n

# w

13

J
r
b

21

b b n


b n

3

b
b

26

b # b # b b n b

17

J
r
b

b
b
# # n n
3

-1-

& J J b
3

30

b . n
34

r
b

n b r n

. b

38 3

#
# n

. b.
#

42

# j b b # n

46

b # # b n n
51


b # #

59

growl---

55

# # # n
3

# b

J


J
3


b n


-2-

Alto Sax

Liza

Sonny Stitt's Alto Solo

&c

n b

J
3

# #

}

J

# #

10

# } b

20

b (# )

#
3

b b

# #

#
#
J } # b

30

#
b #
J #

25

15

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

-1-

!)
& (

35

j
j

#
b

#
3

b b

# # #

#
n

}
3

40

# # b

44

# #


# b

49

#
# #

54

59

b
#

b } } # #
b
3

64

Gm

Chord Changes
C7

Em

A7

&

66

-2-

Dm

G7

Gm

C7

&

72

G7

Em

A7

Dm

Gm

C7

Em

Gm

C7

Am

Bm

E7

Dm

G7

Em

A7

78

Am

D7

A7

Am

D7

84

90

Dm

96

G7

-3-

Tenor Sax

Nice Work If You Can


Get It

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo

&

##

# n

b n n #

# # # n n m


n # n m b b n
## n #

11

##
16

##

# n b
m

# .
n
3

n #
n #

## n # b

26

## b

21

31

. .
R

n #

#.

# n
3

-1-

n m b b n
##

&

36

# n

# n m b b n .

## # n

41

# # n m
## #

46

## b
50

n n

# n #

##
n

J
#

# n

54

r
n m b #

## n #

58

## # n
63

b #
# # J n m

68

-2-


# n .

.
J

n m . j .

# # m b
&

73

## # n n

# . m
J J

78

## .
J

83

. .

## .

88

##

##

&

98

110

Chord Changes

#7

E7

B7

A7

B7

E7

#m

F dim

A7

# 7+ 9

Bm

B7

Em

A7

E7

F dim

Dm

G7

Em

A7

#m

B7

Em

#7

B7

E7

Em

A7

B7

104

##


Uw

93

##

.
J

A7


-3-

&

##

116

##
122

##
128

E7

Bm

# m7(b5) B m

E7

A7

#7

B7

E7

Em

A7

Am F

A7

B7

E7

F dim

#m

B7

Em

A7

-4-

Tenor Sax

Watch What Happens

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Tenor solo

&b c

solo break


# # #
# n

n

b

}
b

n # # # n n

n
#

11

m
b n #

}
3

15

# # n n #
# n
b

20

3
b

. }
b
n n

24

J
b

28

-1-

&b

33

# #

# #
#

38

# #
J

#
3

n # n
n

b
#

42

45

# # J n J
3

b
n # n J

50

# n m#

55


# n

#
b # n (# ) n

60

J J
3

# n m
3

64

-2-

&b

n b n b b m

69

b b b b n n
m
74
b


} #

79

# # # n j
J

n

J

84

#
b

88

b
93

b
98

# n

mn

} n } b # n # n #

# #

.

#. #
#

b
n
n

103

-3-

&b

# #

108

Chord Changes
G7

Gm

C7

&b

113

G7

119

Gm

C7

Am

D7

Gm

C7

G7

Gm

C7

125

131

137

143

-4-

Tenor Sax

After You've Gone

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo

# c
&
#

) m # # n b n
(


J
J

10

# .

s
Glis

s
Glis

16

# # n
# n

22

# J J
27

# w

.
#

33

# # # n # b

38

-1-

# #
&

# #

# n

( )

43

# # n # n # n #
n

47

# b
51

# # #
3

56

#
b J
J

# n #

# n # # n # n

#
3

#
# n
n

()

60

65

# j n
b

.
#

()
() #

70

b
b

75

# ) n #
(

n
# #


#
3

-2-

r
# b
&

. .

79

84

# ( )

#
# n
()

n
3

b # n
3

89

b # r

# n
#

# #

# #

94


n
# b

# n

()

99

m
b

b
b

104

109

# #

114

-3-


# # # n # b
&

118

122

# n # n # n

# n

# # n

127

# b b }

132

# #
3

137

# # n

# n # # n
( )

# n #

141

146

b b
w

m n


# # n #
n

( # ) #

151

-4-

s
# b b Glis # # n # b
&

156

161

U
#
# n
n

164

Cadenza................................

Chord Changes

C 7+4

D
# cG

165

#
171

#
177

E7

B7

Am

183

#
189

D7

C 7+4

A7

B7

Em

B 7+ 9

Em

C7

# 7+ 9


-5-

Bm

E 7+4

A7

&

195

#
201

Am

D7

-6-

Tenor Sax

Sonny Side
transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo


# #
&c
3

#
( )
( )
3

b
b

r
#

b
3

13

# n

n # n # n
# ()

#
# # n #

. # R
#

17

# n # n
# n

21

# n # n

J
b

( )
3

26

-1-


& #

30


b n

-2-

( # )

Tenor Sax

All Gods Chillun' Got Ryhthm

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo

& c

n #

# #
J

# # # #
5

5 bar lead into solo

n n

( )
3

# # b

b n # n .

# n #
n

#
n # # n # n #

13

17

b
# n

()

22

# # #

# # b n b
#

( # ) n # n n

27

-1-

# n
# n

# # #
#
J
&

31

# # # ( ) # # # n n b
#

35

39

44

()

# n # n

# # #
3

(
3

48

# # # .

53

# # # #
57

n n b n # # n
#
( )

# #
61

# n # #

n


# #
3

-2-

# # # n

&
J

65

# n

# b b #

( )
3

69

Chord Changes

#
&
Am

D7

72

#
78

#
84

#
90

#
96

Bm

Am

D7

Am

E7

#
#
C F 7+ 9

Bm

E 7 ( 9)

Am

Em

A7

Am

D7

Am

Am

D7

Bm

E7

D7

D7

#
F

B 7+ 9

D7

Am

D7

#
#
C F 7+ 9

Bm

E 7 ( 9)

Am

D7

Bm

E 7 ( 9)
b

Am

D7

#G

Am

D7

102

-3-

Tenor Sax

Taking A Chance On Love

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo


& c
#

#
5

#dim

#
G


# n

Am

D7

#
#dim

J .

Em

Am

D7

A7

A m7

D7


# # n #


J ()
Am

D7

Am

D7

Em

A7

10

D7

C
A7

#
#

# #

Am

G7

Dm

15

# n n b n b # n
Dm

19

#
23

G7

Cm

b7

b #
b
r

Am

Cm

b7

.
# #

Em

#dim

F7

Am

D7

Am

D7

# n b

# n

A7

28

-1-

Am

D7

# n b #
()
&
G

32

-2-

Tenor Sax

Bud's Blues
transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo

&c

# n
blues

b
5

b b n #

()
3

b n () # n #

b # n

#
3

b b n r

(n
#

)
)
(
()

r
#

11

b
b

()

15

m j b . # j # r . n
#

20

b m
24

b mb

r
b

n b n # b
( )
J
-1-

J b b

&

29

# # n r #

n # n # n

b
J #

33

b n b r n

delayed

() b b # n

36


b
b
3

40

44

b m
b b b b

# J
J
3

b n # n
48

b # #
( )
3

-2-

Tenor Sax

Avalon

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo

&c

b # n # n
lead into solo

11

# # #

# # n

# n
#

15


b b

()
3

b m
#
()

19

# #
23

28

# n

b # n b

b
#

( )

J
3

# #
n #
3

# n

( )# # n # n # b
#

-1-

# n # n

&

33

( # )

#
# # n

#
)

37

# #
n
# #

41

b
46

# b

b
b

3


()

51

#
3

# # n # n #

# b # n # n #

55

# n
3

59

# n #
64

# #

b
b ()

#

-2-

&

chord changes

69

Dm

G7

(A7)

(Dm)

F7

(G7)

&

70

Em

A7

G7

Dm

G7

76

82

A7

A 7 ( 9)
b

Dm

F7

Em

b7

Fm

Dm

G7

88

A7

94

100

-3-

Tenor Sax

Strike Up The Band

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo

b
b


()
3
lead into solo

&c

b # n # b
()
3

. b b # b
b

()
3

11


16

b #
b

b
3

# b n b

21

b
#

26

# n
#

#
( # )

30

-1-


#
3

# b b b b n
&

34

b
b

# n # # r n ( )
()
#

39

43

b #
()

48

b # n b
#
3

52

57

# n
62

. .

# n # n
67


# #

b . .

( # )
3

-2-

&

Chord Changes

71

A 7+ 9

C6

Dm

G7

&

72

Gm

C7

D 7+ 9

F6

78

Gm

C7

Dm

G7

E 7+ 9

Am

D7

Dm

G7

A 7+ 9

Dm

G7

84

90

96

102

-3-

Tenor Sax

I Want To Be Happy

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo

b # n

& c

# # # # # n #
3

lead into song

b
# b n
n

( )
5

top of form

10

# b n

16

22

j
b

27

# .

32

# # n #
&

38

# n # n # n b

#
3

42

# b

46

# J

# n # #

51

55

# n n n

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

60

64

69

-2-

#
n

()

J b

n # b
# b

#
&

74

#
#

78

82

#
87

# # n
91

# n #

n

# n

n
# J
()

#
96

# n #
n
#
3

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

101

#
105

-3-

Chord Changes

A
D
A
D
# .G
& .
m

106

G
D
G
# G Em A
..
m

Dm

112

#
118

#
124

#
130

F7

Bm

E7

Am

D7

Am

D7

Am

D7

-4-

Tenor Sax

Fine And Dandy

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Take 1
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax Solo

& c

n b
n

D
G
E
A

# b
n

Am

E 7+ 9

D7

# ( )
10

7+ 9

nC b
m

Dm

G7

# J

b n b

F7

15

#
19

E 7+ 9

A
D


n
b
()

# # #
b n # n

Am

E 7+ 9

D7

b # n

# # n
n

#
( # )
# ()
G

Am

D7

23

Dm

# n
27

G7

E 7+ 9

b b
b n
()
#
()
Cm

F7


#

&
Am

D7

Am

32

D7

36

-2-

Tenor Sax

Fine And Dandy


transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Take 2
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo

c
&
#

#
5

b n b

n #
b
b
3

# n

# n # n

3

10

b n # b n

#
# b n b
n #

#
()
()

15

# #
n

20

24

#
# b n

28

-1-

#
3

# n b
&
()

32

-2-

Tenor sax

Sunset
transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo



b b
&b c

3

# n

# n n
b
b
b
b

# # n #

#
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cadenza ad lib

47

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48

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3

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The Champ
transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo


Blues

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b
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59

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b
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84

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b
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95

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b #

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110

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b + + b
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115

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b

119

124

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129

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Tenor Sax

Eight Track Blues

transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Sonny Stitt's tenor solo

Blues

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b.

b b

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b

b n ( )

n
j
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b
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b

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&

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44

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57

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62

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77

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82

b b

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b
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Tenor Sax

12!

Sonny Stitt's Tenor solo

& 44

# n b

b
J J J

3

b
b # J

11

14

transcribe by
Keith Oxman

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b mb

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b #
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14

b
b #

b b b

} } } } }

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17

22

27

32

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b
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b
3

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r
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&

12! (cont)

37

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3

42

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46

b b
b
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51

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55

60

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m b b

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3

65

70

+
+ + +
+ +
+

J

b
+

&

76

12! (cont)

81

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