This is the title track from John Scofield's "Still Warm" album (1986, Gramavision) that includes great writing and awesome grooves. The tune is harmonically very interesting, incorporating a good number of slash chords and inversions. The solo section is built on four chords (G13sus, AbMaj7#11/G, Absus/G and E/G) that are played over G pedal point. Scofield uses G mixolydian, Ab lydian, Ab major and G half-step/whole-step diminished scales on those chords.
The bass line (at letter A) is not an accurate transcription and is included for reference only.
And once again, please feel free to share your thoughts on the transcription.
Thanks for posting these forgotten fusion gems, It's very motivating and makes me want to chart more stuff. I'm going to shoot for the fusion "classics" more & more. Amazing how this thread has 900 views and no one even posts to say thanks
I appreciate very much your expression of gratitude, Geoff! :)
Scofield recorded a pile of great jazz-funk albums in the '80s. Some of the compositions have ended in Real Books (e.g. "Blue Matter" and "Trim" can be found in the All-Jazz Real Book), but many gems have been left aside. Scofield's web page (http://www.johnscofield.com/music.html) has copies of some of his original lead sheets, and a few solo transcriptions. I look forward to discuss my transcriptions with you all out there, so don't hesitate to write.
Yeah, here is what I hope to transcribe lead sheets for:
Protocol Still Warm 1986
Pick Hits Pick Hits Live 1987
Filibuster Electric Outlet 1984
The Nag Blue Matter 1986
Have you seen my Proto Cosmos chart in the other thread ? Interested in any input. A sample drumbeat is pending, PLUS I'll have a nice MIDI BT. here's a sample of it. http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10062145
Hello Ville. Great transcriptions. I am curious to know what program you used to create that chart. I work in Logic Pro, but I don't think I can get my charts to look like yours. I like the informal typefaces, noteheads, dynamic markings, etc. Thanks!