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The Artistry and Language of John Swana By John Swana


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“John Swana is one of the most exciting trumpeters to arrive for a decade.”
– Mark Gardner, co-author of Blackwell’s Guide to Recorded Jazz.

The great jazz trumpeter John Swana has recorded and/or performed with some of the biggest names in jazz history. In this 80+ page book of transcriptions, Craig Tweddell takes you on a journey through Swana’s performances with these 25 solo transcriptions from albums throughout his illustrious career.

To the left you can see a free solo transcription, and below you will find the full song list. Click above to grab an immediate PDF download.

Song Listing

  1. Blues Cruz
  2. Blues for Hicks
  3. Bright Moments
  4. Con Alma
  5. Dear Old Stockholm
  6. Freddie
  7. Here’s That Rainy Day
  8. Inner Urge
  9. It’s Over My Head (Live Version)
  10. It’s Over My Head (Studio Version)
  11. Le Barron
  12. Lullaby of Birdland
  13. Meltdown
  14. No Room for Squares
  15. Number Three
  16. Old Head
  17. Oleo
  18. On Target
  19. Philly Jazz
  20. Quick Fix
  21. Sid’s Delima
  22. Soul Proprietor
  23. Step Lightly
  24. Swedish Schnapps
  25. You Must Believe in Spring…

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