This week we're re-issuing one of Duke's most popular lessons: Route 66 Solo. We've updated the lesson with a full transcription of the solo. Enjoy.
In this lesson we learn the solo from the original 1946 version of Route 66 by Nat King Cole. I believe the guitarist is Irving Ashby and the solo is a study in swing to bop phrasing on a jazzy blues. I had to work a bit to learn this one myself with it's interesting bop-ish phrasing. It's a very cool solo with some cool twists and turns . Lots of cool riffs over shape one chords and flat 2 for the five substitutions.
Fun stuff indeed!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Nat King Cole
Background listening: Nat King Cole 1946: Route 66 with the Irving Ashby Solo
Loop 0:41 Run-Through of Solo
Loop 1:32 Breakdown of Solo
Loop 10:22 Slow Practice Loop of Solo