Tag: 1999

Ellis Marsalis Diminished Line in Two Minutes or Less

A few years ago I transcribed Ellis Marsalis’┬áDuke In Blue from the album of the same name (1999). From time to time I like to review this transcription and each┬átime I return to it something new grabs my attention.

This time it was the ascending diminished scale he plays over the sixth bar of the Bb blues chorus. I recorded a wave using Anchor.fm to demonstrate.