I want to start getting into transcription pretty heavily, but I was wondering if ye old codgers could suggest something to start off with that's a bit more "easy" to hear, transcribe, and play for a beginning jazz bassist (BG of 3.5 years) and someone very new to transcription. I've got a couple ideas as far as things go -- transcribing some walking stuff over things that are relatively simple harmonically with a good mix. Started that with the Diana Krall version of Autumn Leaves while practicing for my gig on Wednesday -- just started picking up random bits while playing along to the recording. Also picked up the first bits of the guitar solo, only a couple octaves lower (Anthony Wilson, you are officially a genius. That is, if it was him, but it totally smacks of his playing.) Other things I've picked up, as a frame of reference: Repeating bass figure to "A Night In Tunisia," and the one in "Fever." Any more songs with repeating basslines like that? Also, any advice on transcribing bop bass playing? I'm lookin' to start a bop quartet, but the alto sax and the guitarist in question would end up kickin' my ass three ways from Sunday at every rehearsal anyway, I just want to come a bit more prepared. Jazz at Massey Hall's been spinning in my CD player ever since I got it and I'd love to tear right into Charlie's lines, but at the moment, I think that's just a *tad* advanced. As a side note, I found transcriptions of solos by Bud Powell and Charlie Parker in the Phil Woods issue of JazzImprov. Neat! Any particularly easy heads? Maybe some bop heads that would lay out well on DB? I recall noting in another thread that trumpet solos lay out nicely. PS: This seemed like a fairly obvious discussion so I did do a search, but couldn't find anything relavent at all. PPS: I am well aware of the fact I'm making a LOT of threads -- sorry, I'm just really...uh, let's say precocious. PPS: Take the age comments in my thread lightly, because that's how I mean 'em (or rather, how little meaning is in them.) I have the greatest respect and appreciation for you guys and the advice you give. If it weren't for y'all, I wouldn't have had that gig on Wednesday, or the coming one next weekend.