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Altered Rootless ii-V-I 4-Note Piano Voicings

The most common alterations you’ll find on the ii-V-I progression will be over the Dominant (V7) chord.  With only slight alterations to the rootless 4-note voicings previously posted, we can cover a number of common Altered Dominants, including V7(b9, 13), V7(9, b13), and V7(b9b13).  Maybe in a later post I’ll address some improvisation options over these various alterations, but for the time being, start to experiment by substituting these alterations into your major ii-V-I’s.  Check out both inversions of each alteration – the voicings sound a little different with the altered note on the top of the voicing or with the altered voice in the middle of the voicing.  And you can use the Drop-2 technique to quickly and easily turn these into two-handed voicings.

Au Privave – Jimmy Smith Organ Solo Transcription

Below is a transcription of Jimmy Smith’s 13-chorus organ solo on the Charlie Parker F blues tune “Au Privave”. As played on the 1958 Jimmy Smith album “House Party.”  Solo starts about 0:44 into the track.  There is hardly a 3rd that is un-grace noted.  Super funky.

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Tones For Joan’s Bones – Chick Corea Piano Solo Transcription

Long time no update.  Below is a transcription of Chick Corea’s piano solo on “Tones For Joan’s Bones” as played on the 1966 Blue Mitchell album “Boss Horn”.  Enjoy!

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There Will Never Be Another You – Woody Shaw transcription

Below is a transcription of Woody Shaw’s trumpet solo on “There Will Never Be Another You” from the 1986 album “Solid”.  The transcription below is in concert pitch but there is also a Bb version on Scribd.

Hear it on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3oCW8eOykg

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If I Were A Bell – Woody Shaw trumpet solo transcription

Below is a transcription of Woody Shaw’s trumpet solo on the tune “If I Were A Bell” from the 1987 album “Imagination”.  Transcription is in concert pitch, but a Bb version is also available.

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Windows – Chick Corea’s Solo

Below is a transcription of Chick Corea’s piano solo as played on the original tune “Windows” off the album “Now He Sings, Now He Sobs”

Hear it on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S0sjicyLls

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