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B section Midnight blue

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  1. david6strings
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    Kenny Burrell midnight blue B section. i have no idea what's going on someone can help or confirm this:

    Db7 -- C7 -- F- -- Bb7 -- ¿¿¿¿ Bb-9 - Ab-9 ???? -- F- -- F- C7 --

    I don't understand those two chords and the phrases in the improvisation adds more confusion to me. By now im playing dorian and melodic over those chords. give me a hand if you are familiar with the song, cause im sure im overthinking. sounds like if it were pretty basic but maybe im missing something

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  2. jorgemg1984
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    It seems like this to me - / Db7(#11) / C7(alt) / F7 / Bb7 / Bbm7 / Abm7 / Db7 (#11) / C7 (alt) / - the scales being / Lydian Dominant / Altered / Mix or Lydian Dominant / Mix or Lydian Dominant / Dorian / Dorian or Melodic Minor / Lydian Dominant / Altered /.

    But I just listened quickly...

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  3. david6strings
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    thanks jorge... because the ab-7 is like the II relative to subV7/V right? it's a good reason to play melodic minor

  4. jorgemg1984
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    Yes! When you have a subV with a II like Abm7 Db7 going to Cmaj7 you have two approaches: if you keep it melodic minor / lydian dominant it's like playing G7 altered. Some people when they add the Abm7 they play dorian / mixolydian to give a little extra color - Wes is a great example of this. Both options are available :) (you can even treat the Abm7 as dorian and the Db7 as lydian dominant as I think I heard Kenny do)

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