This Lick of The Month is a great one! It comes from one of my favorite tenor players of all time, Joe Henderson. This is am interesting lick because it doesn’t follow our typical bebop blueprint. Joe teaches us how to play across changes and across the bar line by showing us his unique style and sound that will open our eyes to new possibilities. Henderson utilizes the diminished scale to play a turnaround that is both interesting and non-traditional. If you’re looking for a way to step outside of your comfort zone and try a new way of thinking, this week’s episode is for you! This lick actually comes from the solo I transcribed for the Inner Circle members this month. If you’d like to see and hear the rest of the solo, sign up today using the link below!
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Interesting Post! It should be pointed out that the reason the C diminished scale works over both G7 & F7 is that the all important tritone (3rd & b7h) is provided in both cases, mixed in with several altered tensions.
Why not tell us which JoHen tune is this from?
Hey Bobby! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this knowledge. You’re absolutely right I wish I had more time during the podcast to get into these kinds of details. I though I did mention it was from Joe’s solo on Homestretch but I guess I failed to say that. Thanks again!