Stablemates was written in 1955 by Benny Golson, one of the great composers in jazz (and a killer tenor saxophonist). I’ve always loved the changes on this tune. The changes to this song are not easy, but they are well worth learning to blow on. The tune is has an unusual ABA form. The A sections are 14 bars each, while the bridge is 8 bars, for a total of 36 bars.
If you want to start dominating the fundamentals of ear training and learn how to start connecting your ear to your instrument, join our LJS Inner Circle membership, where you'll get access to our ear training course "How to Play What You Hear," and all of our premium courses.
"How to Play What You Hear"