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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
Sonny Stitt"s Alto Solo
Keith Oxman

# b b j b #

b # n b J J J J #
&c

# b b J b b b
# ##nb
3 3
6 3 3


# b b b b
b J J J
3
11 3

b # b b b b b b b
# # b b
3 3
16

# .
# #
#
21 3 3 3

b n b # # b b
b b b
J
26 3

. b n b b
J J J J J
31 3 3

1
b b
& b # # b
3
36

b b b b b
b b
# b
3


#
41 3

# # n b b
b b b b # # n
#
3
46 3

b b #
# n # # b
b J b
51

b b
b
b n b b
56

. b
3

# . b b
J b b J
61 Leads into next solo


J J J
Chord Changes
b
66

b Em A7 B
B
&
68

2
Dm G7 C7 Cm F7
&
74

Dm C
#m Cm F7 Dm C
#m

80

b
Cm F7 B Em A7

86

b
B Dm G7 C7

bm b7 b
92

Cm F7 Cm E A B Cm F7


98

3
Alto Sax
Webb City
Sonny Stitt Alto Solo Transcribed By
Keith Oxman

# b n
& c

3

# n b n
# b #
n
5 3

#
j # j J
J
9
3

b b b
# n j
3

n J #
3
13

# n # n b n
# n #
J # n #
17 3 3
3


# # # n
J
J
3
21

. #
#
# n b b b
25 3 3
-1-
b
# n n
&
j
#

29

# # # n
#

33

# n
#
#
3
35 3

b
# b J J n J # J

3
38 3

# b # b n b J J
n
43

# n
j n
3

b
47 3 3

n
3

#
#
n # # n # # # n

3
51 3

n b b b n b
# b
J
3 3 3
55 3

-2-
# b
# n b n b b b n n
3 3

&
58
3
3 3

# n b J n

3

61

-3-
Alto Sax
Cool Blues
Sonny Stitt's Alto Solo Transcribed by
Keith Oxman

b
&c b

b # # b b n
# # J
3
3
6

b
# #

10 3


J b
b
15 3 3

b b
#
b n
20

b n b #
# # n
j
b
J
23 3

b. . n

b
J b b J
26 3

-1-
b # n n
&
# b # b b j

31

.
w w

3


34

b # n
b

39

# #
#

j
44

#
b #
b b
49 3

b . b b
b

b b J
52 3


# # n # #
b b
55 3

b
# b #
#
57
3

-2-
b b b
b
& . J
60


b . b #
J #
64

3
3



69

-3-
#
& c
3
b
#
& J J
32


# # n n #
37

b b # # # #
# b
J # n n n
3
41
3

# w
b #
45

. # .
# . # J n #
J
50
3

# b b b b # b n b j
b #
54

# j #
J #
58
3

# n
n j b #
J

63
3

-2-

# b n


& #
68 3
3

# # b # n j

3
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
97

# b b b b b # n #

3 3 3
3 3 3
101

-3-
# n
# b
&
3
3
105

b n
#
b # r J
#
r
J
#

110

# b j #
# # n
J J J J
115

.
#
J
120 5

-4-
Alto Sax
Au Privave
Sonny Stitt's Alto Solo Transcribed by
Keith Oxman

## # n
& c n
3


## # # # #
#
6 3
3 3
3


## n
# n J
10 3


## b b n n n n n

3
15 3

## b n
b J J #

19 3
3


## # n

J
3
3
24

b
## n
J
3 3 3
29 3
-1-
n
## J J

3

&
33

## . n

38 50

b
## b . n n b
86 3

b b
## n j J n
#
91

## # n
b b n
95 3 back to melody
3

-2-
Alto Sax
Blue Lights
transcribed by
Sonny Stitt's Alto Solo
Keith Oxman

#
& c J J . #

# n b # n
# b #
5

.
# # # n # # n J
3
7


#
J
3

#
9 3
3


# b n b . r # n # n b

3
13
3 3

# n b.
# n J
16
3

# n # #
# #
3

20 3
growl--- 3
-1-
# . n n. j #
& # n J
24

#
#
b

#

29

n
# # # # n b #

3
32 3


# b


34

# b J n b n
b
3

3 3
38 3

# n # n #
# #
J J
3
42 3 3

# b n
J j b
46

# #
# n # b ##
n b
#
51
10

-2-
b # n
# J J
&
3
54 3 7


#
# J b
3 3 3 3


58

-3-
Alto Sax
Up And Over
sonny stit's alto solo transcribed by
Keith Oxman

## n j
& c J n n
J
3
3 3

## n # # n n
#
6 3


## # n #
#
9 3

## + + + + + + + + n
J
3 n
3 3 3
12 3 3 3 3 3 3

n
## n .
#
n J
3

3
16


## n b n
3
21 3

n # n
## #
J J
3 3
26 3 3

-1-
b n + +
## J

J
3

&
3 3
30


## n
J n
3 3
34

## n n

3

n
3


# n
39


## n # n # # n b j
J
43 3
3

## # # # n
J
3 3
47

-2-
Alto Sax

'Nuff Guff
Sonny Stitt's Alto Solo transcribed by
Keith Oxman

# #
&c J J
J J b
3 3

#
b # #
6

# n # r n
# # w

9 3
3
3



J n
b
r b # b # b b n b
3 3
13 3

b b b b n

17 3 3


# b n n

r
b

3
J
21 3 3

b b b
b # # n n
3 3
26 3 3 3

-1-
# b
# J
& J J b
3 3

3
30 3
3

b . n n b r n
j
r
b

3
34

. b

38 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

# # n b
. b. # #
3
42

# j b b # n

3
46 3 3 3 3

b # # b n n # b
J
3 3
51 3 3 3 3 3 3


b # # J
3
55 3 growl---

# # # n b n
.
3
59

-2-
Alto Sax
Liza
Sonny Stitt's Alto Solo transcribed by
Keith Oxman

# n b
b
&c J
3
3

# #
# # }
J
6 3
3

# } b

#
#
3
3 3
10 3
3

#
b (# ) #

#

15

b #
J # b # #

3
20


# #
} b b


3 3
25

#
j
# # J } # b #
30
3
-1-
!) j # j
& ( b # #
3
35
3

b b
3

# b # # # n
} # n
40

b
# # b
b
# #


3
44


# b

49



# # b # b
J
5
54
3

# b
j
b b } } # #
3
59 3
3

b

64 Chord Changes
C Gm C7 F Em A7
&
66

-2-
Dm G7 C Gm C7
&
72

F Em A7 Dm G7 C Am Bm E7

78

Am D7 Gm C7 F Em A7 Am D7 Dm G7

84

C Gm C7 F Em A7

90

Dm G7 C

96

-3-
Tenor Sax
Nice Work If You Can
Get It transcribed by
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo Keith Oxman

## # n n # . .
& c #. R

# # # n n m b n n #

6

n # n m b b n # n b
## n # m

3
11

#
##
# . n
3
16
3

n # n #
## n
#
3
21


## n # b

3
3
26

#
## b
# n
3
31 3

-1-
n m b b n # n
##
& J
36

# n m b b n .
## # n

3
41 3

# # n m
## #

J
46

## b n n
#
50

# n #
## n # # n
# J
54

n m b # r

## n #
J


3
58 3

## # n n
#
63


# # J n m
b #
# n .
3
3
68

-2-
# # m b n m . j . .
& J
73

## # n n # . m
J J
78

## . n
J
83

## . . . .
J
J
88

## Uw
.
J
93
Chord Changes
#7 #m
## F B7 E7 A7 D B7 E7 F dim F B7 Em A7
&
98

#7
## Em A7 D F B7 E7 A7 D B7 E7 F dim

104

#m # 7+ 9
##
F B7 Em A7 Em A7 D F Bm Dm G7

110

-3-
# m7(b5) B m
## Bm E7 Am F E7 A7
&
116

#7 #m
##
F B7 E7 A7 D B7 E7 F dim F B7 Em A7

122

##
Em A7 D

128

-4-
Tenor Sax

Watch What Happens


transcribed by
Sonny Stitt's Tenor solo
Keith Oxman



} m

&b c
solo break

# n # # #
b } n
6
3

n
n # # # n n .
#
b J
11


n b
m
b n # }
3
15

# # n n #
b # n n #

3 3
20

# # b
n n . } .
3

b
24 3
3 3
3


J
b
28
-1-
# #
# # # # # # J
&b J
33

n

b
#
38
3

n # n n
j
b # n n #
#
42

m
b # # J n J
45 3
3


b n # n J
J
50

# n m#
# n
b n
55

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

60 3
3



J J # n m
b
64 3

-2-
w n b n b b m
&b
69

b b b b n n
74
m


b } # # # # n j
J
79

j .
b n
J
84

#
b #
88

# n mn
b } n } b # n # n #

93 3


# #
b #
98 3

. # #. #
b n n
103

-3-
# #
#
&b #
108
Chord Changes
F G7 Gm C7
&b
113

F F
# G F
# F G7
b
119

Gm C7 F F
# G G
# A
b
125

Am D7 G Gm C7
b
131

F G7 Gm C7
b
137

# #
F F E F F E F
b
143

-4-
Tenor Sax

After You've Gone


Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo transcribed by
Keith Oxman

# c ( ) m # # n b n
&

#
J J
10

# . Glis Glis j
#
s s

3
16
3



# # n # n # n
w
22

# J J .

27

# w


#
.

#

33

# # # n # b
.

38

-1-
# #
# #

& ( ) # n
43


# # n # n # n # n

#
47

# b # # n #
b J J J
51

# n # # n # n
# # # #
#
3
56 3

# # #
# n # n # n
()
60 3

# j
# j n

#
J b
# ) n #
(
65 3

# .
n
()
() #
# #
70

# b
b #


75 3

-2-
# b
r
. .
& #
79 3

# b
# () # n n
n
3
84


# ( )
b # n
b # r # #

3
89
3

# n #
# # # # #
94

# b # # n
# n
()
99

m
# b
J
104

#

#

r


109

# # n b
b


3
114 3

-3-

# # # n # b
#
&
118

# # n
J
122


# n # n # n }

J
3
127 3

# # n
# b b }

132

# # # n
# # # n # # n
( )
3
137

b b m
# n # m n

141


# # b b
w
J
146 3

# # n # n

( # ) #
3
151

-4-
s
# b b Glis # # n # b
&
156

#
=
w

J
161 3


# # # n n
U

#
164 Cadenza................................
Chord Changes
C 7+4
# cG D

165

#
B7 E7 A7

171

#
D Am D7 G

177

C 7+4
#
D B7

183

# 7+ 9
B 7+ 9
#
Em Em C7 D F

189

-5-
E 7+4
#
Bm D A7
&
195

#
D Am D7

201

-6-
Tenor Sax

Sonny Side
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo transcribed by
Keith Oxman

# # # n
# #
&c
3
3 3

# b
( ) b
( )
3
5 3

# n # n # n
# ()
r
#

#
b
3
13
3

# # # n # # #
. # R #
3
17 3

# n # n
# n
21

# n # n #
#
J b
( ) 3
26 3

-1-
( # )
& # b n


30
3

-2-
Tenor Sax
All Gods Chillun' Got Ryhthm
transcribed by
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo
Keith Oxman

# n # n #
& c # #
J
5 bar lead into solo 3

# # # # n n .

# b ( )
3
5 3

# # b b n # n .

9

# n #
# n
n # # n # n #
3
13 3
3

# b # n
# #
()
3
17
3

b # # b n b
# #

3 3
22


# # # ( # ) n # n n

3
27 3

-1-
# n
# # #
# n
& # J
31
3

# # # ( ) # # # n n b
#
3 3
35

#
()
39 3

# n # n
#

# # #

3 3
3
44


# # ) #
#
( J
3
48 3


# # # . .

53
3


# # # # n n b n # # n
# ( )
57

# n # #
# # n
# #
3
61

-2-
# n
# # # n
& J
65 3
3

# b b #
( )
3
69
Chord Changes

# G Am D7 G Am D7 G Am D7
&
72

E 7 ( 9)
# #
C F 7+ 9
b
#
Bm E7 Bm Am D7 G

78

#
F B 7+ 9
#
Em A7 Am D7 G Am D7

84

# G Am D7 G Am D7 Bm E7

90

E 7 ( 9) E 7 ( 9)
# #
C F 7+ 9
b b
#
Bm Am D7 G Bm Am D7

96

#G
Am D7

102

-3-
Tenor Sax

Taking A Chance On Love


transcribed by
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo
Keith Oxman

#dim
#
G G Am D7 Am D7 G

# #
& c # n
3 3

#dim
3

Em

A7

A m7 D7
G G G
# #
J .

5

# # n #
Am D7 Am D7 G Em A7

# #
J ()
3
10

D7
# #
G7
# n
Am G C Dm A7
# #

b
15

# n n b n b # n
Dm G7 C Cm F7 B

b7 b7 #dim
19 3

Cm E Am A G G Am D7 Am D7
#
b # #
b
r

23

. # n b
G Em A7 Am D7
# # # n

28

-1-
# n b #
G

& ()
32 3

-2-
Tenor Sax

Bud's Blues
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo transcribed by
Keith Oxman

# n
b b n #
blues

&c
3
()
3

# .
b b b #
5
3

b # n b n () # n #
#
3
9 3

b b n r
# (n # r

( ) )
#
()
11 3

b b mb
b b

()
15 3 3


m j b . # j # r . n
#
20 3

b m
b r
n b n # b
( )
b

J
24
3
-1-
b
J b b
&
29 3

# # n r # n # n # n
J # b
3 3
33

b n b r n () b b # n

delayed

3
36

b .


b
b
3
40

b b b b b m
# J J b
44 3

b n # n b # #
( )
3 3
48

-2-
Tenor Sax

Avalon transcribed by
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo Keith Oxman

b # n # n b

&c #
lead into solo 3

b b # n b
#
( )
6

# # # # # # n
# n #
3
11 3

# n b b
()

15 3

b m # #
# # n #
() J
3
19 3

# # b # n
# #

23

( )# # n # n # b
#
28 3
-1-
# n # n

& ( # )
33

# # # n #
# # #
( )
37

b
# # n b

# #
41 3

# b
b

b b b
3
46 3

# #
#
#
() 3
51 3

# # n # n #
# b # n # n #
55

# #
# n

3
59

# n # # b () b
#
64

-2-

&
69
chord changes
(A7) (Dm) (G7)
Dm G7 C F7

&
70

Em A7 G7 Dm G7


76

C E

A 7 ( 9)
82

b b7
A7 Dm Fm B


88

C F7 Em A7 Dm G7


94


100

-3-
Tenor Sax

Strike Up The Band


Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo transcribed by
Keith Oxman

b b
&c # #
lead into solo 3
()

b
b # n # b
()
3
6 3


. b b # b
b
() 3
11


b #
b b
b
3
16 3


# b n b

21 3


b # # # n
# # ( # )
26 3

.
# #

3
30 3 3
-1-
# b b b b n

J
&
34

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

39 3 3


J # n #
b #
()
43

b # n b
#
b
b
3
48

b . .

52 3

# n
j
3
57 3

# #
# n
# #
J
5
62 3

# n # n b . .

( # ) J
67 3

-2-

&
71 Chord Changes

C6 A 7+ 9 Dm G7

&
72

C Gm C7 F6 D 7+ 9


78

Gm C7 F Dm G7 C


84

B E 7+ 9 Am D7 Dm G7


90

C E A 7+ 9 Dm G7

96


102

-3-
Tenor Sax

I Want To Be Happy
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo transcribed by
Keith Oxman

b # n
# # # # # # n #
& c
3 3
lead into song

# b n n b
# #

5
( )
top of form

# .

10

# b n
16


# n
j n
22

# n .
b .
#
j
b

27

# .

J
32

# # n #

&
38

# n # n # n b
# #
3
42

# b
# J
46 3


# # n # #

3
51

# #
n
# n n n


55 3
3


# b # n b n # n n # # #
#
3 3
60 3


# # n
()
3
64

J b
#


3
69

-2-
# b n # b #

& #
74 3
3

#
#

78 5

# n #
# n # J

#
3
82

#
#
n # n n
87

# # n b
# J n #
()
91

# # n # n
#
3
96

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

101

#

105

-3-
Chord Changes

# .G A D A D
m 7 m 7

& .
106
1 2

# G Em A G Dm
..
mD 7 G 7

112

# C F7 Bm E7 Am D7

118

# G Am D7 Am D7

124

# G

130

-4-
Tenor Sax

Fine And Dandy


Take 1 transcribed by
Keith Oxman
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Sax Solo

E 7+ 9
# n b n
#
G

& c

Am

# b
D 7 G
n
E

A

7+ 9 m

#

5

D7
# ( )
Dm
n
G7

C

# J
10 3

b
nC b
b n b
m

b
F7 B A D

m 7
# n b
15
()
E 7+ 9
# # #
G Am D7
# b n # n
#
19

E 7+ 9
b # n
G Am D7
# # n n ( # )
# () #
23

B E 7+ 9
b b
Dm G7 Cm F7
# n b n
C
n ()
() #
27
Am

D7
G

#
Am D7 )

&
32 5

#

36

-2-
Tenor Sax

Fine And Dandy


Take 2 transcribed by
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo Keith Oxman

# b n b n #
& c b b
3

# n . n # n

b
5


# n # n b n # b n
b
10 3 3

# b n b n # #
() #
()
15
3

# # n
#
20


#
n #
24

# b n n # #
# # n
3
28
-1-
# n b
& ()
32

-2-
Tenor sax

Sunset
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo transcribed by
Keith Oxman


b b
3

&b c
3

# n
b
# n n b b
4

# # n #
3

#
b b n #
6
3

# n. b
b # n
8 3 3 3

b .
#
R n. .

10

# #
3 3

n # #
b # # n
b
b R . .
5


12 3 3 6


b # b n b #
14 3 3
3
n n
. . # # n b n
&b n #

16

# n # n # .
(n ) # # n n # # . # n . .
3

b
3

18
3 3

n b.

b #. n . R .
20

n # n # n # n
3

n
b ( # n )
22

#
b # .
b

r

3
23


3 3 3

n b r n # n
b
25 3

b b #n
3

b. b n r

b ( J)
3
28 3 3 3

b. #
3

# . . b . . b
b n
b
b b
3
30
3

-2-
# n
b n b n
&b n n
r r

3
32

#. n

3

b n b . r n #

34 3 3 3

#
#. n . b #
3

b () n . n J
36 3 3
3

r #
.
b # #
J
39 3
3 3


b
3
42 3 3
# n U
# #
& b # n # # # # u
48 10
3 3

U

3

b n b
50

-4-
Tenor Sax
The Champ
transcribed by
Sonny Stitt's Tenor Solo
Keith Oxman
Blues

b b
&c
# n b # b

} #M
b
# #

} #
} b }
5

# # # # n #
# n
10

#
} b }

3
14 3

#
} b # n # # #
18

.
# # # # n r
J
#

23

b b # n
b b b b
#
28

-1-
M
# # n # # b b n # n
&
33

+ b
. # n
37


+

+

b . J

43 3

+ + +
b + + # n
J
49 3

b # b n b
b J
# J J J J J J #
54

b # # #
# # n # # n
59

+ + + + + + + + +
#
64


+ + + + b
+

69

-2-
+ + ++ +++ b
& # # b
74

b # n b
} b b
#
79 3

w
# #
84

.
# J # #

89

b } j
J J
95

# b # n b
b # b

100

# } .
# #
b n
105

b . b b b

3 3
110

-3-
b + + b b

& # n b #
115

b


b b j
J J J J b j j
b
119

#
b # #


124

.

b n # #

+
129

# w w

134

# n # # #
J
140

# n
# n .

144

-4-
Tenor Sax

Eight Track Blues


Sonny Stitt's tenor solo transcribed by
Keith Oxman

Blues

# # b. b b b

& c ( )
3

# b b ()
b
()
b n ( )
6


.

n
b

j

11 3

b b b b .
b
3

b
3
16 3
3

# # # n b b b #
b
( # ) J J
20

#
J J
false fingering

25
3

J J
b b
3 3

J
J J
30 3


&
J
35 3 3 3 3

b
# . () # n n # b b

40 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
3

b
# b n # #

3
44

.
J # # J
49

b # n
b b # n b } # #

3 3
53

.
#
#

# n
. # # #
57

b

62

b b b b n
b b
b
# #
68

-2-
b b
# # n
J n
r
&
b
J
72 3

b + + #
b
3
77

.
J #
82

-3-
Tenor Sax
12!
Sonny Stitt's Tenor solo transcribe by
Keith Oxman

# # n b
& 44 b J J J
3

b b mb
b # J # n b
6

#
# # #
11

b b
b # b #
#
14 14 3

b b b
} } } } }
J


17

.
b n J J
J
22 3
3

b b
J # # b b

27 3

b mb
# b b n

r

3
J 3
32

2010

2 12! (cont)

b j
& b
37

# b n # # n n
b # b
3

42 3 3 3

# .
# b m b n
J # J n
r
b

46 3 3 3

b
b b
b b n b n
J
51

b n #
# J J

w
55 3


# n b

60

# # m b b
# b # .
} J
65 3 3

+ + + + + + +
.
J
70
12! (cont) 3

b
+
& #
76

#
# # n .

81

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