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Songs from my college years: Dexter Gordon-“Cheesecake”

You thought we were done with this series huh? NOPE! This song was on repeat quite a bit my last year of college, partially because it was an important element to the course material in one of the jazz classes I took. I transcribed a portion of the sax solo (starting from its beginning) with chordal analysis (which was originally an assignment…then it wasn’t…but I did it anyway because I didn’t know that…which led to Charley Harrison, my professor, saying I went above and beyond the call of duty…so I guess it was worth it?) Transcription is found here as well (see below).

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