Re: Gordon Goodwin transcriptions
I thought no one would ever ask. Check out the Big Phat Band Play-Along Book. It's available for alto, tenor, trombone, trumpet, and drums. It contains the 1st parts for those instruments to many of Gordon Goodwin's most popular charts like High Maintenance, Swingin' for the Fences, and many others. The book also contains transcribed solos in the back of each book, but not for every song. In the tenor book, it has only Gordon Goodwin's transcribed solos from Hunting Wabbits and Count Bubba's Revenge, and Brian Scanlon's solos from The Jazz Police and Cut N Run. In the alto book, it includes Eric Marienthal's solos for High Maintenance and Get in Line. I have the tenor book and believe me it is a blast to play. Finally, a challenging play-along book! (The others are too easy for me)
Also, Gordon's new CD, "The Phat Pack", is coming out in a few days, and it contains a bonus DVD which allows you to view transcribed solos for various songs. I've pre-ordered it already. Bottom line, it's hard to find a great jazz composer/player in today's world, and Gordon Goodwin is a good find. Stick with it!