Colin James – Just Came Back

A great 90s hit for Canadian rocker, Colin James. The tenor sax plays in unison with trumpet on this one.

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Colin James - Just Came Back - Trumpet

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Hawaii Five-O (as performed by “No Nonsense”)

This is the Hawaii Five-0 theme as recorded by Melbourne, Australia, ska band “No Nonsense” in 1984. It differs considerably to the original TV theme arrangement, and includes a spoken-word break. Although I’m usually a traditionalist I really love the groove of this version, featuring surf guitars and keys, and I knew we could make a really good go of this on Bandhub.

And this collab celebrates one year since I was last in Hawaii, my favorite place on the planet. 🌴

This was a lot of fun!

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Hawaii Five-0 - Trumpet Tenor Sax Guitar

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David Sylvian – Orpheus: Mark Isham’s Flugelhorn Solo

My transcription of Mark Isham’s stunning flugelhorn solo on this beautiful song. The audio clip (above) features me playing it.

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David Sylvian - Orpheus - Mark Isham Flugelhorn Solo

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Robert Michaels – Sunchild

A very nice Spanish Guitar reggae-influenced piece. With the right guitarist to play along with (as I was fortunate enough to have), this simple chart was a pleasure to play.

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Robert Michaels - Sunchild - Trumpet Tenor Sax

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Herb Alpert – This Guy’s in Love with You

Herb Alpert - This Guy's in Love with YouTo quote a yarn from Wikipedia…

The original recording originated when Herb Alpert asked Burt Bacharach, “Say, Burt, do you happen to have any old compositions lying around that you and Hal never recorded; maybe one I might use?” Alpert said he made it his practice to ask songwriters that particular question; often a lost “pearl” was revealed. As it happened, Bacharach recalled one, found the lyrics and score sheet, and offered it to Alpert: “Here, Herb … you might like this one.

It seems Herb did like it. The single was his first #1 hit. And just look at the love in the eyes of Herb and his gal on the single’s cover!

This transcription includes the harmonica lines played with harmon mute. I chose to play the gentle solo on flugel rather than trumpet.

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Herb Alpert - This Guy's in Love with You - Trumpet

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Dick Dale – Misirlou

Dick-Dale-21“Misirlou” is the quintessential surf instrumental and Dick Dale’s sonic signature – or is that redundant? In any case, rock history acknowledges this tune as the first surf genre piece to feature the “wet” sound of Fender’s reverb unit. Coupled with Dale’s furious upside-down Strat attack through the newly designed, and immediate overdrive, 100-watt Dual Showman stacks, (and let’s not forget Dick’s own “surf trumpet”) it is absolute dynamite. For most, it’s the definitive surf sound.

“Misirlou” has unusual origins for a seminal piece in American rock. Its roots are in Middle Eastern music, and it was a 1940s pop hit in Turkey (and a Greek folk dance) two decades before Dick revived and reinvented the piece in 1962 – when he gave it a high energy twist by performing it on electric guitar with his band, the Del-Tones. It was rediscovered in the ’90s when it appeared as a leading cut from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack.

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Dick Dale - Misirlou - Trumpet

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