Author Archives: Quentin

Marc Copland – Modinha

This transcription is of Marc Copland‘s solo on Antonio Carlos Jobim’s tune “Modinha,” from Modinha – The New York Trio Recordings Vol. 1, which was released on Pirouet Records in 2007. Marc Copland, piano; Gary Peacock, bass; Bill Stewart, drums. Transcription.

I currently have a giant backlog of transcriptions that need to be put into Finale, and I hope to get one or two more up in the next week or so!

Frank Kimbrough – Lucent

This transcription is of Frank Kimbrough‘s solo on his tune “Lucent” from the album Play, which was released in 2006 on Palmetto Records. I transcribed the tune several years ago, and have played it at a couple gigs, but I just recently got around to transcribing the solo. Frank Kimbrough, piano; Masa Kamaguchi, bass; Paul Motian, drums. Lead sheet. Transcription.

More transcriptions coming soon!

At Studio Z


Keith Jarret – Oleo

This transcription is of Keith Jarrett’s solo on “Oleo” from My Foolish Heart: Live in Montreaux. It was recorded in 2001, and released in 2007 on ECM. I find this solo exemplifies the looseness of the Keith Jarrett Trio, because Jarrett skips an “A” section in chorus 7 and gets lost shortly thereafter. Keith Jarrett, piano; Gary Peacock, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums. Transcription

More transcriptions coming soon!

August Update

I just wanted to let you know about several upcoming performances I have this month.

The first is Thursday, August 11 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Bean Good Cafe in St. Louis Park. I will be playing with my trio (Ted Olsen, bass; Matt Buckner, drums).

The next one is Saturday, August 13 at 7 pm at Studio Z in St. Paul. I will be playing with my quintet (Caleb McMahon, trumpet; Brad Allen, saxophone; Jordan Jenkins, bass; Matt Buckner, drums). This event features three sets of music; we are playing the first set. The second set is by The Famous Last Words (Joe Strachan, piano; Noah Ophoven-Baldwin, trumpet), and the third is The Famous Last Words featuring Cory Grindberg (bass) and Miguel Hurtado (drums). $5 cover at the door; there will be snacks.

After we’re finished at Studio Z, I head over to the Gingko Coffehouse in St. Paul. I will be playing with my trio (Ted Olsen, bass; Matt Buckner, drums) starting at 9 pm.

On Saturday, August 20 at 12 pm I will be playing with the Dakota Combo at the Burnsville Art and All That Jazz festival.

Also, in addition to my website (, I have launched a Bandcamp page ( with recordings of various performances that you can download. I will be adding more music in the near future, so check back often!