Jean-Pierre – guitar solo (youtube)
Artist: Mike Stern
Composer: Miles Davis
Album: We Want Miles
Classic fusion solo. Shows a huge range of what’s possible when playing over a single dominant chord in a fusion style.
Four Brothers – lead sheet
Guitar tab and keyboard solo (youtube)
Artist: Oli Rockberger
Composer: Janek Gwizdala
Album: Live, Manchester, 2008
Short transcription with some funky ideas, chromatic licks, and scale superposition, over a simple non-diatonic chord progression.
Backtrack – guitar solo (youtube)
Artist: Jonathan Kreisberg
Composer: Lonnie Smith
Album: Live, Iowa City Jazz Festival, 2013
Workout for the melodic minor scale, and for transposing and repeating patterns, within a great jazzy solo. Has what might justifiably be called a “killer lick” near the end.
Beastly – lead sheet and bass tab (youtube)
Composer: Jack Stratton
Album: Mit Peck
Recent, and ridiculously groovy, simple lead sheet built around a funky bass line and a Brazilian keyboard rhythm.