The most difficult solo in Straphangin'-- last album of 1st half Brecker
Anyway, high speed !
In "Steps" live album, MB plays this tune on a little bit moderate
Key is on Db and is changed to C (B and Bb on concert tune).
The phrases in this solo require very tough fingering -- almost sports
I play this solo with irregular fingering, product of my optimization ---
I'm not sure this is as MB, however, take a look if you try this challenging
(A) is a typical MB style sequential phrase including double same note.
Bb (Ab on C.T.) doble note is played by alternate fingering. However, following
C-D (Bb-C) is hard action.
Maybe MB plays in a regular fingering. Whereas I have no choice but to
use side-C for catching the speed.
(B) starts with alternated E (D on C.T.). requires accurate finger action.
I believe E is the fingering with front-F. Does MB agree ?
(C) is a pretty long phrase, including arpeggio with annoying Bb (Ab on
For getting clear tone, Bb with right hand fingering should be avoided.
But, on this phrase, side-A# key fingering is absolutely tough ! -- Even
if MB plays without effort.
So, I tried to ease --- right finger.
Red arrow note is made with dummy fingering, regarding the continuous finger work.