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Eternal Triangle

If you want to crush it as a jazz improviser, knowing how to improvise over a blues inside and out will give you an unfair advantage.

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Eternal Triangle was written by saxophonist Sonny Stitt. This song was featured on trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie’s 1957 record Sonny Side Up. The recording features Stitt and his contemporary tenor giant Sonny Rollins battling it out with phenomenal solos followed by a fierce trading session. Eternal Triangle is essentially a Bb “Rhythm Changes” tune, with a re-harmonization on the bridge. You can also check out the intro on the original recording as this can be played as well.

Videos to learn the melody/changes

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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