NPR's A Blog Supreme has a commentary about an interview with saxophonist Woody Mankowski, whose day job is transcribing recordings for music publishing company Hal Leonard. Patrick Jarenwattananon explains to readers a skill that commonplace among musicians but unfathomable to most others.
Translating Ether To Paper
We have many of Mankowski's transcriptions in our collection. It is the diligent but unheralded work of many Hal Leonard-employeed transcribers who make up a significant chunk of our jazz and pop score collection.