I was wondering if anyone could make some good suggestions on music that would help set good examples of flowing through changes in solos. I'm still very much a blues guy coming to the Jazz world and rely too heavily on the blues pentatonic scale style. I'm looking to improve my flow and be able to creatively pass through changes. I realize really all good jazz has examples but I'm looking for something that has really good application of different modes to help open my ears up. Thanks for any suggestions!
Suggested Listening for Fluidity(10 posts)
I would suggest Red Garland. He really play ALL the changes and it's relatively easy to transcribe.
Thanks guys - any albums/tracks in particular?
Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
Kurt Rosenwinkel - Intuit
Miles Davis - Oleo (from Bags Groove I believe)
Charlie Parker - Donna Lee
i woud listen to lester young, he is a good starting point into playing jazz by playing blues
hmm.. Lennie Tristano is the first to pop up at the moment
You can't go wrong with Clifford Brown, sooo tasteful and definitely fluid:
Guys thanks so much I really appreciate it....that Clifford Brown sounds definitely like a good thing to transcribe to get my brain eased into it
I would say any solo on "Chet Baker Sings" is perfect as an entrance in the jazz world. Pretty simple and timeless. (I actually transcribed all Chet's solos and all the harmonies on that record some years ago)
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