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Jimmy Blanton Solo on Pitter, Panther, Patter

Discussion in 'Music Theory [DB]' started by PJRJazz, Jan 29, 2009.


  1. PJRJazz

    PJRJazz

    Nov 26, 2005
    NYC
    I was wondering if anyone has transcribed Jimmy's solo on Pitter, Panther, Patter from the Duke Ellington Solos, Duets, and Trios recording or has a lead sheet for the tune? Any help would be greatly apprectiated...
     
  2. Toronto Bassist

    Toronto Bassist

    Jan 9, 2008
    Toronto
    I think it's available in this book. I'll double check when I get home.
     
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  4. Toronto Bassist

    Toronto Bassist

    Jan 9, 2008
    Toronto
    My bad, it just has "Body and Soul", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Mr. J.B. Blues". Sorry, don't know where you could get a transcription of "Pitter Panther Patter".
     
  5. PJRJazz

    PJRJazz

    Nov 26, 2005
    NYC
    Thanks for looking for me....maybe someone else will chime in...
     
  6. TomSauter

    TomSauter

    Dec 22, 2004
    Kennesaw, GA
    I have it written out somewhere but I can't find it, sorry. It's not too hard to transcribe, he does a lot of similar stuff throughout the solo. You should definitely give it a go on your own, but if I happen to find it then I can post it here for you
     
  7. I have about 10 Blanton transcriptions including Pitter that I was putting together. I will look for it. Of course, there's nothing like getting those headphones on and going through it with the great man himself...
     
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  9. Marc Piane

    Marc Piane

    Jun 14, 2004
    Chicago
    Blanton is actually a really good place to start your transcribing journey. If you want to study the evolution of bass in jazz Blanton is a nice place to start. His solos are fairly easy to transcribe and the production on the record is pretty good.
     
  10. TomSauter

    TomSauter

    Dec 22, 2004
    Kennesaw, GA
    I found my transcription while I was cleaning up some old stacks of papers and I remembered this thread. If anyone still wants it I can put it in finale and post it here.
     
  11. BassMap

    BassMap

    Jan 8, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    I'd be interested in seeing it if it's not too much trouble. I love those Duke/Blanton duos.
     
  12. I found mine as well. BUT, why not just sit down and work it out. Notation-wise it is pretty easy. Playing it with that much feeling, drive and articulation...well, there lies the magic.
     
  13. TomSauter

    TomSauter

    Dec 22, 2004
    Kennesaw, GA
    Does anyone know how to convert a .MUS file to a .pdf? I downloaded cutepdf but it's not working for me.
     
  14. Michael Eisenman

    Michael Eisenman Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Eugene, Oregon
    The Mac version of PrintMusic (Finale light) prints directly to PDF. You must be using Windows, right?

    For Windows, here is a support page that describes how to do it, with links to a couple of other PDF-creation programs (free, they say).

    Hope this helps.

    Michael
     
  15. TomSauter

    TomSauter

    Dec 22, 2004
    Kennesaw, GA
  16. moffshiggits

    moffshiggits

    Aug 28, 2007
    I'm sorry to bring up old threads, but I was wondering if anyone had a transcription of this tune that they would be willing to load? I just finished my transcription and am performing it for a jury on Thursday, and would like to compare mine with others.
     
  17. Salty

    Salty

    Oct 24, 2005
    New York, NY
  18. John Goldsby

    John Goldsby

    Mar 4, 2003
    Disclosures:
    Bassist @ WDR Big Band Cologne, Regular Contributor to Bass Player Magazine
    I recorded Pitter, Panther, Patter years ago with Bill Mays on my 'Tale of the Fingers' album. I added a little solo section in the middle . . . fun to play!

    It's here on LastFM.
     
  19. Salty

    Salty

    Oct 24, 2005
    New York, NY
    Yes I've heard it! Totally fantastic
     
  20. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    Thanks for posting that--I had a whole book of Blanton transcriptions (not published) and I've misplaced it. This is a great solo!
     
  21. Salty

    Salty

    Oct 24, 2005
    New York, NY
    My pleasure. The only other one I've done is Jack the bear. Would've loved to see your book!

    Best
    Matt
     



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