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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