Chet Baker is one of the most lyrical hardbop or bebop improvisers. And checking out his playing on guitar is certainly very useful! This video is analyzing some phrases from his solo on the Blues Doodlin’ His approach to playing on this tune is both deeply rooted in bebop and at the same time very melodic and restrained. The combination of these aspects really makes the solo melodic and have an incredible flow.
In the video, I also discuss how Chet Baker is changing his interpretation of the chords from chorus to chorus and in that way really adding development to the solo.
Chet Baker is playing this song with his trio with guitarist Philip Catherine.
Develop you own Melodic Skills
If you want to develop material with a more melodic emphasis in your own solos you can also check out this lesson working with the Jazz Standard All The Things You Are
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