Jazz Blues in Bb Improvisation Example 4
In the intro to this blues in Bb, Bireli contrasts two ideas: a dissonant augmented chord with a flat ninth, and percussive effects. As an effective foil for the syncopation and adventurous harmony, Bireli cheekily throws in a couple of blues cliches such as a walking bass intro and the stock ending. The contrast between these elements is remarkably effective.
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