This is an original contribution offered by Alex Hoffman, a prominent New York City-based tenor saxophonist. Mr. Hoffman has transcribed the master take of Twisted, which was recorded on November 11, 1949 for Prestige records. A few years later (1952) vocalist Annie Ross put some very clever words to his solo and recorded a best-selling vocalesed version of Twisted.
Sweet Lorraine (Master Take)
This original transcription is also by Alex Hoffman. It was recorded during the same recording session that produced Twisted. There was only one take.
Another original transcription by Alex Hoffman. Jackie was first recorded at a Prestige session on January 21, 1952, but this transcription is from a live recording at The Haig in Los Angeles, CA, on September 9, 1952. Since there is not the usual three-minute time limit, the solo is longer and so it provides an opportunity to study Gray's approach to solo development.