Sonny Rollins Transcription I have posted a transcription of Sonny Rollins' solo on What Is This Thing Called Love from his days with the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet on my website: www.scooby-sax.com There are some beautiful lines and classic bop ideas in Sonny's solo. I have been working on I'll Remember April (from this album).
Actually, I was responding to this:
' . . . Randy Brecker told him Brownie was definitely single tonguing most of everything you hear . . . '
If Randy Brecker says that, then it most likely is true, but I always thought it sounded as though Brownie was double tonguing a number of passages. As I recall from a recent biography, Brownie could play in the classical realm pretty well in high school and college. If he had developed his double tonguing technique to such a degree, there's no reason to think he wouldn't have used it on certain things.
Regarding Jordu: I would refer to the start of his second chorus. That could be single tonguing, but to me, it sounds more like he's double tonguing (and not doodle tonguing, it sounds way too percussive). Another good example would be his playing on Live at the Beehive, specifically, his double timing passages on Hot House, or much of what he's doing on I'll Remember April.
Only my opinion, though. Both you and Randy Brecker are far better jazz trumpeters than I, so I'll leave it at that.