Here’s a transcription I did a while back of Israel Crosby’s bassline on Cheek to Cheek, from Ahmad Jamal’s Ahmad’s Blues album.
Here’s a swinging blues from Benny Golson.
Last week we had Southern Lights, so this week let’s look at Northern Light.
Recently I’ve been enjoying Darryl Reeves’ 2012 album Mercury. The band is tight and the compositions are funky. I’ve you’ve ever wondered what it would sound like if Kenny Garrett fronted the Headhunters band, you’re getting close to the aesthetic of the album.
Speaking of Ronnie Matthews, this is a tune of his I like from later in his career.