James – Born of Frustration

UK rock band, James, released this song in the early 90s. Trumpet features in this and other songs of theirs, but try Googling “james born of frustration trumpet chart” and I can guarantee you won’t get any useful results (with the exception of this page). So once again it was time to listen hard, play along, and transcribe….

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Herb Alpert – Whipped Cream

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - A Taste of HoneyThe title track from arguably the most popular album by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. Certainly the best-known album cover too!

This transcription started with a peek inside a MIDI file. I extracted the trumpet, tenor sax and trombone lines, made them human-readable and adapted it for use.

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Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hell

A great little number I’d never heard before being asked to play. This was a lot of fun! I transcribed trumpet parts (2) and tenor sax, including trumpet and tenor solos. The tenor solo might be better suited to alto though.

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