“Take the A Train” is a jazz standard composed by Billy Strayhorn. It is inspired by the “A” line of the New York metropolitan area, which at the time led by eastern Brooklyn up to Harlem and to the northern part of Manhattan. It became the flagship piece of Duke Ellington and was often the first piece performed by Ella Fitzgerald in his concerts. Guitarist Roland Dyens has done a wonderful version for classical guitar that you can hear in the following video. The recording of the song is the CD of Dyens “Night and Day” that contains many other jazz standards. Attached to this post, I also put the tab of “Take the A Train” for classical guitar fingerstyle, it is not the version of Dyens, but it is good as a start.
- Take the A Train – free classical guitar tab
- Take the A Train – wikipedia
- Roland Dyens – Night & Day – Guitar Transcriptions
YOUTUBE VIDEO OF TAKE THE A TRAIN FOR CLASSICAL GUITAR