In this trumpet lick video of Tom Harrell, I share with you the pdf sheet music where I have written out the lick in 5 keys for you to get started (learning it in all 12 keys). You'll also find a lead sheet with all 12 ii v i's.
This lick is taken from Tom's solo on the tune 'Comrade Conrad' on the recording 'We will meet again' with the amazing Bill Evans.Check out the recording here!
Here is the lick (in the key Tom plays it).
I have also included a backing track for all the keys of the exercise matching the ii v i lead sheet for you to practice the lick in all 12 keys.
I have also included a backing track just for the ii v i in concert Bb major for you to practice and internalise!
Remember what the great Clark Terry used to say -
Imitate - Assimilate - Innovate
The purpose of these licks and exercises are not to simply copy and paste for ever but to help develop vocabulary, what is happening in the lick. Develop ear & finger coordination, develop knowledge of your instrument (playing in the tricky keys too).
I hope you find the lick useful!
I am planning on creating a whole bunch of these types of videos focusing on jazz vocabulary and licks of the grand masters of the music!
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Warm regards, Darren.