A few years ago I transcribed Ellis Marsalis’ Duke In Blue from the album of the same name (1999). From time to time I like to review this transcription and each time 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.
Some cool things are brewing here at thejazzlanguage.com. I recently heard about a new app called Anchor that is designed around sharing mini podcast-like “waves” of audio and thought it could be an interesting platform to share some ideas about music.
Here is me, trying to explain Kenny Drew’s solo break on Moment’s Notice (from John Coltrane’s Blue Train, 1957) in less than 2 minutes.