A Charlie Parker-Inspired II V I Lick
Yes, it's another II V I lick, but let's face it we can never have too many of these if we're playing jazz. I really like the way this one flows smoothly along the neck. Find the music written out below. There are a few ways to analyse what's going on here. Bar one can be seen as D dorian; bar two starts by going up a G7 arpeggio and then adds a couple of altered tensions (b9 and #9); bar 3 is just C major chord tones with an added D (the 9th) in there too. Start slow. And remember that logical fingering is essential if you want to play this fast.