Boney James saxophone transcription
One of our favourite “smooth jazz” saxophone players is Boney James. Actually in our exclusive interview for Sax School Boney described himself as an RnB player which is more accurate.
Boney has release a bunch of amazing albums over the past 20 years but his recent release “Futuresoul” is one of our favourites.
About the transcription
On the track “The Moment, Boney James creates beautiful flowing lines using just an E pentatonic scale almost exclusively.
When it’s written out, the solo looks more complicated than it sounds. However when you listen to the track while following along with the transcription, you can see how Boney uses simple semiquaver or 16th note rhythms to give his solo loads of groove and energy.
This solo doesn’t need altissimo notes or complex, super fast lines to get the job done. It’s just a great flowing solo. See if you can create this sound yourself.
Download the transcription as PDF for either Alto or Tenor sax: