In this month’s Lick Of The Month Episode, we are taking a look at a long Charlie Parker ii-V-I from the Omnibook. This particular line has a lot to unpack and shows off several of the devices that Bird used to get his quintessential sound. Bebop concepts are the basic building blocks for every style off jazz that came after it so you can be sure that this is information you need to know.
Remember to put this line in all 12 keys and spend some time analyzing it further to catch anything that I might have missed. Good luck and have fun with this one!
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Great podcast and thank you for the resource! I’m going to add a link to your page on my band webpage so that my kids have access to this as well.
Can you tell me which recording this lick came from? I’d like to hear the lick in context and have found a couple different recording (he obviously did this tune a lot) but haven’t heard one with this lick.
Thanks again and keep up the great work!
Newbury Park HS
Newbury Park, CA
Hey Dennis! Thanks for checking out the site and for your kind words. I’m going to look for that lick in my transcriptions and get back to you when I find it! Thanks for your work with the kiddos, someone like you is so important in their development as musicians!