Suggested Listening for Fluidity

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  1. Basile865

    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!

  2. Matt

    bill evans
    sonny rollins

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  3. Gia5

    I would suggest Red Garland. He really play ALL the changes and it's relatively easy to transcribe.

  4. Basile865

    Thanks guys - any albums/tracks in particular?

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  5. yaclaus

    Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
    Kurt Rosenwinkel - Intuit


    Miles Davis - Oleo (from Bags Groove I believe)
    Charlie Parker - Donna Lee

    many more...

  6. david6strings

    i woud listen to lester young, he is a good starting point into playing jazz by playing blues

  7. Alvin

    hmm.. Lennie Tristano is the first to pop up at the moment

  8. barolo

    You can't go wrong with Clifford Brown, sooo tasteful and definitely fluid:

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  9. Basile865

    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

  10. jorgemg1984

    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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