One great practice that a lot of jazz musicians will suggest is to learn entire jazz solos by ear.

And by doing this, you get this bird’s eye view overarching look at how a great jazz musician approached a jazz standard and getting inside of their head.

So, I want to suggest to you 6 awesome jazz solos that you should learn.

Here are the songs I talk about in the video with solo time markings:

  1. Miles Davis’ solo on Freddie Freeloader (2:13) https://amzn.to/2X1dZYq
  2. Miles Davis’ solo on So What (1:31) https://amzn.to/2UyMCIw
  3. John Coltrane’s solo on My Shining Hour (0:40) https://amzn.to/2X5C5Bn
  4. Miles Davis’ solo on Autumn Leaves (4:20) https://amzn.to/2Z1irYW
  5. Wynton Kelly’s Solo on Freddie Freeloader (0:44) https://amzn.to/2X1dZYq
  6. Hank Mobley’s solo on Someday My Prince Will Come (3:09) https://amzn.to/2G2X5BJ

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Further Reading:

Jazz Improvisation Made Simple: A Step-by-Step GuideĀ 

30 Stepsto Better Jazz Playing

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