All Blues - Miles Davis From "Kind of Blue" - 1959
Notes on the Geography and Structure
12-bar bluesThere is a transcription at the bottom of this page, which you might find useful, but bear in mind that the correct time signature is 6/8 unless you want to have a 24-bar blues instead of a 12-bar blues.
Solo hand overs
After each solo, and as an intro, there is a four bar vamp based on the 1st 4 bars of each cycle.
The 12-bar choruses repeat over each solo, with the 4-bars used to space out each soloist.
This is unusual in 12-bar blues where typically the 12-bar sequence is repeated without any extra filling vamps.
Further down there is a Youtube backing track with bass and guitar with brushes on drums
Kind of Blue - original recording a semi-tone too highKind of Blue was originally jacked up a semi-tone too high. The album was later re-released at the original speed.
Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton, Billy Cobham et al.
Dave Hinz Flute - All Blues
Play Along Track
Concert Key Transcription
Not correct!! Should be a 12-bar blues in 6/8 time
It has all the B-flat trumpet and sax solos transcribed. BUT For concert key instruments
Pentatonics for solos
Each solo is "spaced out" with a 4 bar vamp which is the first 4 bars repeated