Airmail Special – Eddie Daniels Solo

A really fast tune (about 270bpm).
The A-section comping during solo is like rhythm changes.
Sometimes you’ll find chords in parentheses.
I added them when Eddie might have thought other chords then the rhythm section 😉

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minor7 lick – Buddy DeFranco

Got it out of a solo transcription (tune: Hark).
In the solo he used it over a Dominant7 Chord but i prefer to memorize it as minor lick ;).
You can also think this underlying chord progression | D-7 A7b9b13 | D-7 |.

minor lick - Buddy DeFranco (gif)

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major7 lick – Charlie Parker

Great if you have a major chord for two or more bars.
The basic shape of the line is just a broken major triad.
Charlie often used approach notes in his playing.
A nice example how powerful this could be.

Formula:
1. Chromatic approach from below to root, 3rd or 5th of the triad (start where you want)
2. Next chord tone above, diatonically approached from above
3. Repeat it (next chord tone below “1.” approached chromatically from below and so on…)

major lick - Charlie Parker (8ths) (gif)

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Try and start the lick on the downbeat or play it faster
=> different sound because you’ve all approach tones on the strong beats 😉
major lick - Charlie Parker (16ths) (gif)

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minor7 lick – Charlie Parker

The Honeysuckle Rose motiv is a very well know Charlie Parker lick.
It fits perfectly in the ii-V progression (land on the 5th of the V).
You can also use it over dominant chords (f.e. whole bar G7)

lick Xmin7 - Charlie Parker (gif)

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