Jazzy blues turnarounds

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Jazzy blues turnarounds

Post by FunkyJase » 27 Jun 2018, 17:29

Hi!
I find myself doing quite a lot of blues of late and to be honest Im totally faking it. I have maybe two or three "Go to" riffs for walking blues lines but Im fundamentally a funk, soul and funkrock guy.
If anyone has any links to players who do some cool turnarounds or have some players you think I should check out for inspiration... Im all ears :-)
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Post by bigswifty » 27 Jun 2018, 19:12

Well "blues" sure covers a ton of ground. For real straight forward sorta "classic" electric blues rock, it's good to listen to Tommy Shannon and see what he does. You can find him on a ton of stuff.

For some more jazzy contemporary stuff, you can hear some lovely playing by Travis Carlton here:



For really restrained but tasteful and laid back stuff, I like Jim Mouradian a lot. Never a note too many or too few. He is on a lot of stuff by Ronnie Earle and the Broadcasters. Should be easy to find.

Who else hmmmm. Gerry McAvoy (with Rory Gallagher) is great. Willie Weeks (with just about everyone) is super, one of my favourites ever. Ulf Rockis Ivarsson on the King Hobo album is beaut.

I'll update when I think of more, that should get you well and truly going though :)

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Post by BassLine » 27 Jun 2018, 19:35

These look interesting, should spark some ideas.

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Post by pjm » 27 Jun 2018, 19:44

Ask the guitar player which bass players they like and study their style, works for me. If they don't know any then spend the time out fishing
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Post by vin-tone » 27 Jun 2018, 21:11

My favourite jazz turnaround is Bill Evans Interplay


Guaranteed to melt your guitarists face off:

In F min:
| F- | Bb-7 | F- | F7 |
| Bb-7 | Bb-7 | F-7 | Ab |
| G-7 | C7 | F-7 D-7 | DbMaj7 GbMaj7 |

Also the intro is fun to learn on bass.

Basically, instead of ending with a 1 / 6 / 2 / 5 turnaround it goes: 1 / 6 / flat-6 / flat-2. 8/
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Post by rodl2005 » 28 Jun 2018, 10:49

That's a nice one Vin
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Post by FunkyJase » 28 Jun 2018, 10:54

These are some damn fine leads! Thanks bretheren!
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Post by maxgroover » 28 Jun 2018, 11:04

vin-tone wrote:
27 Jun 2018, 21:11

Guaranteed to melt your guitarists face off:

In F min:
| F- | Bb-7 | F- | F7 |
| Bb-7 | Bb-7 | F-7 | Ab |
| G-7 | C7 | F-7 D-7 | DbMaj7 GbMaj7 |

Also the intro is fun to learn on bass.

Basically, instead of ending with a 1 / 6 / 2 / 5 turnaround it goes: 1 / 6 / flat-6 / flat-2. 8/
That's a good sound but the guitarist will need to know when you're playing it and pay the DbMaj7 and GbMaj7 otherwise it will sound a little strange. But it's pretty easy to queue the guitarist to play that progression instead by giving him/her a pre-agreed signal.

You could also play this in the last two bars:

| F-7 AbMaj7 | DbMaj7 GbMaj7 |
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