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‘A Blues in All Twelve Keys’

Steve Neff shares another solo transcription from Bob Mintzer. This time it’s a solo on a blues in all keys and I can hardly think of a better to practice than a blues through all keys.

Steve Neff:

I love Bob’s playing because it is so melodic and thematic. He always plays ideas that you can grasp on to and that are catchy, yet he mixes in some pretty hip and advanced harmonic concepts into his lines.

Bob had been a huge inspiration to me as well since I met him in person last year. I had the chance to listen to him during a clinic and follow his playing on a rehearsal and concert. It was very inspiring and motivating.

Steve Neff has published a few more from Bob Mintzer during the last few weeks. Such as his solos on I Love You, Invitation and one on Blue Bossa which dates back to last year. Also make sure to check out the other transcriptions as well.

I like how he has chosen to transcribe solos on Jazz Standards as opposed to originals. Not only is there’s a lot to learn in those, but also the lines and concepts can be easier applied somewhere else.

Kudos to Steve for sharing.