This clip I had to listen to a few times. The first take is Tom Harrell improvising over blues changes in Bb I guess. Then it goes into him going over the same blues changes flawlessly in all 12 keys which is very impressive considering how consistently good Tom Harrell sounds on the chord changes in all 12 keys. Check it out for yourself.
I came across this nice Jazz trumpet solo by Nicholas Payton while browsing around YouTube. It’s on the tune Bags’ Groove and Payton uses a lot of blues licks on it as well as bebop patterns. He even takes his trumpet solo outside the key a little bit and uses a lot of enthusiasm.
Unfortunately, I really don’t have a whole lot else I want to say about the solo except that it’s pretty awesome and I hope you transcribe a few bebop and blues licks from it. I know I will.
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