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Airegin was composed by tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins in 1954. It’s title derives from the spelling of Nigeria backwards(Airegin). The Miles Davis Quintet was the first group to record the tune. Check out the original recording to get the intro!
Airegin is most commonly played in the key of Ab major.

 

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Brent Vaartstrahttp://www.brentvaartstra.com
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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