An Essential II V I Jazz Idea

The II V I chord progression, derived from the major scale and its associated modes, is the most common chord progression in jazz. This isn't meant to be an exhaustive study of the II V I, rather it's a single lick which I hope will give you a starting point when improvising over these chords. 

I've written out the basic lick and the variations that I cover in the video below. You can also download a PDF of the licks here if you like.