September 21, 2010 in Jazz Standards
I love the tune “Wail.” It burns. And it’s Eb Rhythm changes. Check out the recording. Bud Powell is one of my favorites! This is a FAST playalong.
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Eb Rhythm Changes playalong-Wail (235 bpm. Fast.)
The Bud Powell Recording
You should own this …
September 11, 2010 in Jazz Standards
This is among Charlie Parker’s most melodic heads. It’s a fantastic tune to blow over, and it’s more accessible than many of Bird’s other tunes. He’s a story to illustrate what I mean: I have a friend who is a good blues guitarist. He does not particularly care for jazz, but he loves this song. It’s his favorite jazz song …
July 21, 2010 in Jazz Standards
Learning to navigate Blues for Alice is like taking the training wheels off the blues.
by Azmil77, Flickr.com
This isn’t just I, IV, and V chords. It’s called “backdoor” blues changes because instead of going from F to Bb7, up, it goes through the backdoor, down to Em7b5 (into a ii-7b5-V7-i in the relative minor, D minor).
I can …