Tag Archive: blues

“Blues” – a jazz guitar chord solo arranged by Joe Pass – trying to make look as easy as Joe does is no mean feat! (Perhaps made a bit more challenging given that I’m playing it in fourths tuning.) Whatever one’s tuning, this is a great piece that offers a lot of dynamic and rhythmic possibilities.

Here’s some flip footage of us playing my original composition “Multi-Dimensional Array Blues” at Langdon St. Cafe in Montpelier, VT on 7/15/10.

This is a basic blues tune in Bb that’s been souped up a bit with the use of George Russell’s Lydian b7th scales, and various polyrhythms supplied by bassist Jeremy Harlos against drummer Travis Shores’ drumming.