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31 May 2012

New Transcriptions! Bergonzi! Coltrane! Coleman!

I uploaded a new transcription last night – Jerry Bergonzi laying it down over drums-only accompaniment on the tune It’s The Same, But… from his trio album The Line Between.  It’s an interesting look at the master improvising without a harmonic foundation – using lots rhythmic and motivic development and a mix of tonal approaches. I’ve added a number of other transcriptions in recent weeks as well, including Coltrane blowing over Surrey With The Fringe On Top, Cousin Mary, and If […]

22 Apr 2012

Vocabulary Catalog, Volume 2!

It’s been quite the busy month around here – rehearsals for new projects, guest lectures, lots of transcribing, and the completion of Volume 2 of my Jazz Vocabulary Catalog!  It can be found RIGHT NOW by heading on over to the “Transcriptions” page.  Inside, you’ll find more than 30 GREAT lines from masters like Warne Marsh, Mark Turner,, Joshua Redman and others, neatly engraved and transposed to 12 keys for your practicing pleasure!  On that very same page, you will […]

28 Mar 2012

Recording Session Coming Up!

I’ll be heading in to a recording studio in Lowell next weekend with an awesome new project featuring some fantastic musicians, led by drummer Justin Oliver!  This is an exciting development for a project that’s been trying to get off the ground for quite a while now.  Keep your eyes peeled for what news about this exciting new endeavor!

11 Mar 2012

Redman & Turner on 317 East 32nd!

What’s that you say?  You’ve always wanted to compare and contrast how two tenor giants like Joshua Redman and Mark Turner would play over the same tune?  It’s your lucky day – I’ve just posted two new transcriptions of Redman and Turner playing over Tristano’s 317 East 32nd Street from the album Mark Turner.  There is some really interesting stuff happening in these masterful solos, especially up in the altissimo.  Check them out on the transcriptions page!

24 Feb 2012

“Jazz Vocabulary Catalog, Volume I” E-Book Now Available!

Check out my “Transcriptions” page for the newly finished first volume of my Jazz Vocabulary Catalog.  The E-Book features 34 of my favorite lines from transcriptions, neatly Sibeliufized, PDF’ed (for viewing on your device of choice), and transposed to 12 keys for your practicing pleasure!  The lines come from solos by jazz giants including John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Jerry Bergzoni, Warne Marsh, Dexter Gordon, and more. These materials, along with the numerous transcriptions on the page are provided free of […]

22 Jan 2012

More Updates – New Transcriptions!

First of all, I want to thank everybody for their support around the release of Gray/Slate/Yellow this past month!  The record is now available on CD from CDBaby, and digitally from CDBaby, Amazon, iTunes, and many other outlets.  It’s also now streaming on Rhapsody, and should be hitting Spotify and other outlets very soon!  I’m really happy with the release and the distribution we’re getting – be on the look out for shows and events in the very near future! […]

27 Dec 2011

DD-Day is Here! Gray/Slate/Yellow Now Available for Download!

Ladies and gents, the day you’ve been waiting for has arrived!  My new album Gray/Slate/Yellow  featuring the incomparable Sean Farias on bass and Ignacio Rivas on drums is NOW AVAILABLE in digital form!  It can be purchased directly from the “Sounds” page using the CDBaby widget, or from your favorite online source (iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby.com, and many more)!  We’re very excited to be kicking this off – stay glued to this site for more updates and details!

18 Dec 2011

“Gray/Slate/Yellow” Album Previews on Sounds Page – Preorder NOW!

It’s taken longer than I’d hoped, but the new trio album Gray/Slate/Yellow has been sent out for printing and will be available on CD in approximately two weeks!  Hard copies can be pre-ordered now for $10 (+$2 S&H) by sending me an email: andrewfrankhouse -at- gmail -dot- com!  The album will also be available from online distributors like iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby within 2-4 weeks. A bunch of new samples are posted on the “Sounds” page as well – enjoy!

13 Dec 2011

My Favorite Alto Solo EVER!

Hey folks – I’ve just posted a new transcription to the site!  It’s a fantastic solo by Charlie Kohlhase on the tune His Tulips Were Soft As Berries, from his album with John Tchicai called Life Overflowing.  Charlie’s been a great influence on my playing and writing, and I’m so thankful to have been able to work with him in the past.  The whole thing is just so organic – the phrasing is unreal and the placement of the altissimo […]

03 Nov 2011

Lee and Dexter!

Hi folks!  I’ve been working on a bunch of transcriptions recently, and I’ve got a couple more ready for consumption!  The first is a 1956 Lee Konitz solo on the standard There Will Never Be Another You, which features some great rhythmic development and an early look in to the melodic logic that has evolved over his incredible career.  The second solo is Dexter Gordon on You Stepped Out Of A Dream from his classic Blue Note date, A Swingin’ […]