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Variations on A Night in Tunisia by Allen Vizzutti

Posted on September 06, 2009 by Sweets

I ran across this interesting rendition of A Night in Tunisia trumpet solo cadenza by Allen Vizzutti on You Tube and I thought I would share it with you. Allen Vizzutti performed this excellent trumpet cadenza with the Temple Jazz Orchestra. Allen Vizzutti also demonstrates some really nice circular breathing techniques and cheesy stage humor […] Read the rest of this entry…

Fourth pattern going up chromatically you can mess around with 1

Posted on August 02, 2009 by Sweets

I know you’re going to laugh at how simple this fourth pattern is. Simply going up in half steps with a fourth in between doesn’t sound too difficult. The reason I posted this fourth pattern as a Jazz lick is because it really can come in handy over modal tunes and Dominant chords that last […] Read the rest of this entry…

A ii V7 I Jazz lick I heard Tom Harrell play

Posted on May 29, 2009 by Sweets

I heard Tom Harrell play this ii V7 I Jazz lick. I can’t remember what album it was off of though. This ii V7 I Jazz lick starts off using a minor arpeggio starting on the 7th then finishes off with a b9 ending on the 3rd of the I chord. Here is a sound […] Read the rest of this entry…

The Miles Davis bouncy pattern 7

Posted on May 10, 2009 by Sweets

One of the things Miles Davis is known for is coming up with the bouncy pattern. Miles Davis used different variations of this pattern in a lot of the trumpet solos he played. The bouncy pattern is a very easy lick to memorize because it is based off of chromatics. No matter what note you […] Read the rest of this entry…

A whole tone pattern you can use in different variations

Posted on May 07, 2009 by Sweets

This whole tone pattern repeats the same pattern going down in whole steps. I hear a lot of Jazz musicians use this whole tone lick in different variations, usually to start off a Jazz line and then branch off into something else. Here is a sound sample played on trumpet: How to memorize this whole […] Read the rest of this entry…

Alternate Fingering Freddie Hubbard Jazz lick 7

Posted on April 29, 2009 by Sweets

This is a cool sounding Freddie Hubbard signature lick. You hear Freddie Hubbard play this alternate fingering lick on a lot of different tunes in a lot of different variations. Here is a sound sample played on trumpet: With this lick, you don’t really have to learn it in 12 keys. The lick itself only […] Read the rest of this entry…

A diminished pattern you hear a lot of Jazz musicians play 5

Posted on April 26, 2009 by Sweets

Here is a diminished pattern that you probably have heard a lot of Jazz musicians play in different variations. This diminished lick is very easy to learn and implement into your improvisation skills. Here is a sound sample played on trumpet: How to memorize this diminished pattern in 12 keys: Since this is another diminished […] Read the rest of this entry…



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