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Dexter Gordon transcription – Blue Bossa Comments Off on Dexter Gordon transcription – Blue Bossa

Posted on May 31, 2020 by Sweets

This is a nice Dexter Gordon tenor sax transcription over Blue Bossa by Kenny Dorham. Blue Bossa is a really fun jazz standard to improvise over. Minor changes going into a nice ii V7 I. There are a lot of ii V7 I licks to grab from this transcription that sound so natural. Dexter also […] Read the rest of this entry…

Basic pentatonic lick that moves by tritone and is great for slipping in and out of minor keys played over a C minor 7 vamp 1

Posted on February 17, 2014 by Jay Gillespie

This is a basic super hip minor pentatonic side slipping lick where I move by tritone every bar. This Jazz lick is great practice for slipping out of and back into any minor key you are soloing in. I’m playing this pattern on a Bb tenor saxophone so it will sync well on trumpet. Here […] Read the rest of this entry…

ii V7 I Jazz lick I heard Clifford Brown play on trumpet

Posted on June 22, 2009 by Sweets

This ii V7 I Jazz lick I heard Clifford Brown play is pretty easy to learn and implement into your Jazz solos. If you look towards the end of the Clifford Brown Jazz lick you’ll see an enclosure. If you don’t know what a Jazz enclosure is, it’s where you go up a half step […] Read the rest of this entry…

An easy Pentatonic pattern to learn in 12 keys 5

Posted on April 28, 2009 by Sweets

This is an easy pentatonic pattern to learn. This pentatonic pattern is easy to learn and use in your solos because it can also be used as an exercise as well. Here is a sound sample on trumpet: How to memorize this pentatonic lick in 12 keys: This pentatonic pattern is simply going down the […] Read the rest of this entry…

Tom Harrell Pentatonic lick 2

Posted on April 12, 2009 by Sweets

I can’t remember the name of the recording or the tune. But I do remember hearing Tom Harrell play this pentatonic pattern. Here is a sound sample on trumpet: Best way to learn in 12 keys: Since this is a pentatonic lick, it’s a little harder to learn in a formula other than 1 2 […] Read the rest of this entry…

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