This week we are working the solo for "Why Don't You Do Right." I came up with a solo based on Dave Barbour and Charlie Christian. Both players though different, share a great blues base to their playing and also have a harmonic concept that is on the verge of the early Bop sound harmonically. I use some minor 6 and 9s. In the solo especially in the front of the solo. Charlie Christian used this idea often in minor tunes. I improvised this solo and admittedly fixed a few things to make it a cohesive solo that works for the tune.
Track coming soon!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Why Don't You Do Right
Note: The Peggy Lee version that Duke mentions is in the Background Listening
Loop 0:00 Solo to Why Don't You Do Right w/ Click Track
Loop 0:32 Breakdown of Solo
Loop 12:08 Slow Run-Through of Solo
Loop 12:42 Closing Thoughts