One of my favourite solos - Grant Green's, Jean de Fleur

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  1. The Opera Panther

    The Opera Panther Supporting Member

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    I do this a lot, too. It sounds so...right. But, so predictable/cliche.
     
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    Bb13 implies a dom 7th. Bbmaj13 (or more likely Bb6) would imply a maj7th. It's confusing, Bb9 would imply a dom7th as well. I don't know the history, it's just the way it is.
     
  3. The Opera Panther

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    OK, thanks. I'll have to remember that. Serves me right for not being able to read music/learning to play by ear. :)
     
  4. Jon C

    Jon C Silver Supporting Member

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    I took a great Grant Green seminar with David Hamburger (who’s wonderful) at NGSW in ~2003. Love it.
     
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    That's how I learned! But at some point if you want to play/communicate with others it becomes helpful to pick these things up....
     
  6. The Opera Panther

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    Yeah, I'm working on it. It's not always the most intuitive thing. My ear is a lot better than my brain for theory.
     
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    Wow I didn't spot that! Yes, it is a Bb (notated right), so it's mislabelled.
     
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    Love it!

    Grant Green is my go-to "Jazz Reset" button.

    With the bar being raised so high today in all things jazz guitar, listening to Grant Green helps me stay centered and reminds me of characteristics that I don't want to lose in my playing.

    Sometimes it's OK to take a break from reinventing the wheel!

    Thanks for posting!
     

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