Re: What to transcribe?
If you're looking for licks(blues I'm assuming)...transcribe Asy (also known as "Blues Greasy") by Sonny Stitt. He's on alto, at his best.
If you want some be-bop licks, I just got done transcribing "I'll Remember You" by Canonnball Adderly. It's a monster to transcribe, but it has GREAT be-bop licks in it.