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“Freight Trane” was written by the great pianist Tommy Flanagan for John Coltrane, as the title suggests. It was recorded on the 1958 record “Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane”.
This tune is what jazz musicians call a “be-bop blues” or a “Bird Blues”(Charlie Parker). It has the same chord progression as Parker’s “Blues For Alice”.
This tune is played in the key of Ab major.

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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 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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