Kirk Whalum’s tenor sax solo on Marcus Miller’s “Frankenstein”

[EN] I was playing in an awesome big band and we played “Frankenstein” by the Edgar Winter Group (though our version was closer to Marcus Miller‘s version). I transcribed this to get some ideas off Kirk Whalum, who does a great job on Marcus Miller’s version.

It goes back and forth between two chords only, so it is very simple harmonically speaking, and I love how Whalum switches from regular pentatonics to being slightly off key. A great source of inspiration !

Just below, you will find a full transcription of his solo on tenor sax (Bb), plus one in concert pitch and one in Eb for alto and baritones players. I hope you enjoy it !

Kirk Whalum – Frankenstein (Marcus Miller version) tenor sax transcription by Omashay

Kirk Whalum – Frankenstein (Marcus Miller version) tenor sax transcription by Omashay – Concert pitch

Kirk Whalum – Frankenstein (Marcus Miller version) tenor sax transcription by Omashay – Eb

[FR] Je jouais dans un super big band et on jouait “Frankenstein” du Edgar Winter Group (bien que notre version était plus proche de la version de Marcus Miller). J’ai relevé ceci pour prendre des idées de Kirk Whalum, qui assure sur la version de Marcus Miller.

La grille va et vient entre deux accords seulement, c’est donc très simple harmoniquement parlant, et j’adore comment Whalum passe de pentatoniques habituelles à des passages plus “out”. Une grande source d’inspiration !

Juste au-dessus, vous trouverez un relevé complet de son solo au sax ténor (si b), plus un en ut et un en mi b pour les joueurs d’alto et baryton. J’espère que vous apprécierez !

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6 thoughts on “Kirk Whalum’s tenor sax solo on Marcus Miller’s “Frankenstein”

  1. Pingback: Transcription – Kirk Whalum’s tenor sax solo on Marcus Miller’s “Frankenstein” | Omashay.com

  2. Sean

    the one that is for Bb is not! it’s in concert pitch!

  3. funkysaxplayer

    Gee, thanks Sean, no-one told me before ! I will try to fix this ASAP.

    • funkysaxplayer

      Shoot, backup problem, I can’t find the file ! Give me some time, I will tell you as soon as I manage to fix the problem.

  4. funkysaxplayer

    Grrr… Sadly, I have lost the Bb file ! I’m afraid you will have to figure out for yourself…😦

  5. funkysaxplayer

    There! Finally fixed it!

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