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Blue In Green

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“Blue In Green” is a ballad allegedly written by Miles Davis for his famous hit record “Kind of Blue”. Though Miles has been given credit for the tune, it has long been speculated that pianist Bill Evans actually wrote the tune. Miles claims in his auto-biography that he wrote all of the tunes on Kind Of Blue; however, Bill Evans admitted later on that he actually wrote Blue in Green.


Blue in Green has an irregular 10 bar form with a coda ending repeating the first three chords of the tune.

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Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for 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."


  1. the 10 bars of Bbmaj7#11| A7b9 | Dm9 | are reffered to the solo section tha bill evans do at the end of the song? Because there is a E7b9 to Am9. I think that the chords are |Bbmaj7#11 |A7b9 | Dm9| F7 | Bbmaj7 A7b9 |Dm9 E7b9| Am9 A7#5|Bbmaj7 A7b9| Dm9 F7 | Bbmaj7 A7b9 |Dm9 E7b9| Am9 A7#5| Bbmaj7 A7b9 | Dm 6 9|. Also its seems to be free of time…


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