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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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“Sugar” is a tune composed by tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. It was used as the title track for his hit 1971 record “Sugar”. This tune has a 16 bar form and is in the key of C minor.

As a trademark of Turrentine’s playing and compositions, this song reflects the spirit of the blues.

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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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