Below is a bunch of solo piano transcriptions you can download.  More are available on Patreon.  Here are the names of the albums from which this music was transcribed.  I’ve included a link to iTunes where you can download them. Please check them out!
  • Bud Powell – The Genius of Bud Powell Vol. 1 (iTunes)
  • Chris Donnelly – Solo (iTunes)
  • Doug Riley – Freedom (iTunes)
  • Thelonious Monk – Alone in San Francisco (iTunes)
  • Thelonious Monk – Solo Monk (iTunes)
  • Bud Powell – Dusk in Sandi (Dusky ‘n Sandi) (Download)
  • Bud Powell – Hallucinations (Budo) (Download)
  • Bud Powell – Oblivion (Download)
  • Bud Powell – Parisian Thoroughfare (Download)
  • Bud Powell – The Fruit (Download)
  • Chris Donnelly – Donna Lee (Variations) (Download)
  • Chris Donnelly – Hallucinations (Download)
  • Chris Donnelly – Very Early (Download)
  • Fred Hersch – Songs Without Words (Patreon)
  • Doug Riley – Child Eyes (Download)
  • Doug Riley – Dinosaurus (Download)
  • Doug Riley – Freedom (Download)
  • Doug Riley – Hymn to Freedom (Download)
  • Doug Riley – Jazz Etude (Download)
  • Doug Riley – Jump for Joy (Download)
  • Doug Riley – Peace Dance (Download)
  • Doug Riley – Roads Travelled & Days Gone By (Download)
  • Doug Riley – Shoot (Download)
  • Doug Riley – Theme For Adele (Download)
  • Doug Riley – The Way We Was (Download)
  • Thelonious Monk – Ask Me Now (Download)
  • Thelonious Monk – Bluehawk (Download)
  • Thelonious Monk – Blue Monk (Download)
  • Thelonious Monk – Everything Happens to Me (Download)
  • Thelonious Monk – Monk’s Point (Download)
  • Thelonious Monk – North of the Sunset (Download)
  • Thelonious Monk – Pannonica (Download)
  • Thelonious Monk – Reflections (Download)
  • Thelonious Monk – Round Lights (Download)
  • Thelonious Monk – ‘Round Midnight (Download)
  • Thelonious Monk – Ruby My Dear (Download)


  1. Terence says: | Reply

    Such useful transcriptions ! Thank you for your generosity. I have a feeling that your
    DONNA LEE variations, if studied, would open many doors to clarity of thinking

  2. James. says: | Reply

    Just watched Chic Corea play Bud Powell and had to try it, if I ever can I will die happy!
    Can I just add….thanks so much!

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  4. Becca Pulliam says: | Reply

    Dear Chris Donnelly, I blog here at and just now I posted a piece about the Monk concert at JALC last Saturday night. A 19 or 20 year old named Matt Wong arranged North of the Sunset for the Orchestra. In my blog I show two systems of your transcription of North as played on Solo Monk, citing you as the source with a link. I just now posted this and keep in mind that I don’t really have an audience 🙂 but if you take a look and don’t want the graphic to stay in the post, please let me know. I’ll take it down.

  5. Myron Schwartzman says: | Reply

    DEAR CHRIS: Your transcriptions are so generous, accurate, well-chosen and beautiful that I can’t thank you enough!

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