A Young Herbie Hancock Destroys “Autumn Leaves” (LOTW #214)

Herbie Hancock is one of the visionaries of jazz piano. He had recently joined Miles Davis new group, known as the Second Great Quintet.   At the ripe young age of 24, he was playing things that had never been heard before on the piano.  Check out this famous recording of “Autumn Leaves” from the live […]

Duke Jordan Blows Through the Circle of Fifths (LOTW #213)

In this weeks lick, we showcase one of our jazz piano heroes, Duke Jordan.  He was a legendary sideman with greats such as Charlie Parker and Cannonball Adderly, and made several influential recordings as a leader.  His classic jazz composition, “Jordu,” features a chord progression known as the circle of fifths.  Listen to how he […]

A Solo Sendoff by Chick Corea from “My Spanish Heart” (LOTW #208)

A Solo Sendoff by Chick Corea

Chick Corea is always full of surprises! Check out this solo sendoff to complete our review of “Armando’s Rhumba” off of his iconic album “My Spanish Heart” (1976). https://youtu.be/CC519BH199U CLICK HERE TO GET A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE LICK If you have questions or suggestions for a Lick Of The Week you would like us to […]

Oscar Peterson’s Iconic Solo on “Sometimes I’m Happy” (LOTW #207)

Oscar Peterson's Iconic Solo

Few jazz piano trio albums are as beloved as The Trio, live in Chicago in 1961. Oscar’s signature trio with Ed Thigpen on drums and Ray Brown on bass is unrivaled in terms of their ability to swing. This track is no exception, and Oscar holds nothing back during his solo. Enjoy this excerpt from […]

A Scorching Bebop Intro by Bud Powell (LOTW #206)

A scorching bebop intro by Bud Powell

Bud Powell is the father of Bebop Jazz piano playing. Check out this absolutely blazing intro to “Get Happy” from the album Jazz Giant (1950). This intro will knock your socks off!! CLICK HERE TO GET A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE LICK If you have questions or suggestions for a Lick Of The Week you would […]

Armando’s Rhumba by Chick Corea Pt. 2 (LOTW #205)

Armando's Rhumba by Chick Corea Pt. 2

Armando Anthony Corea, also known as “Chick,” wrote many amazing compositions. This self-titled rhumba features a two-handed melody and becomes a highlight of his iconic 1976 album, “My Spanish Heart.” Here is the conclusion from Part 1! https://youtu.be/XgI8xnV7xyA CLICK HERE TO GET A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE LICK If you have questions or suggestions for a […]

Armando’s Rhumba by Chick Corea Pt. 1 (LOTW #204)

Armando's Rhumba by Chick Corea

Armando Anthony Corea, also known as “Chick,” wrote many amazing compositions. This self-titled rhumba features a two-handed melody and becomes a highlight of his iconic 1976 album, “My Spanish Heart.” Tune in next week for Part 2! https://youtu.be/I8abYEchE4E CLICK HERE TO GET A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE LICK If you have questions or suggestions for a […]

Brad Mehldau’s Epic Solo on “Anthropology” (LOTW #203)

Brad Mehldau's Epic Solo

Brad Mehldau is known for his signature style made famous during his Art of the Trio albums. Before that time, however, he was swinging his a** off with the Rossy bros! On this recording “When I fall in Love” (1993) with Jorge and Mario Rossy, Brad absolutely goes to town on this rhythm changes tune. […]

Monk’s Mellifluous Melody on “Straight, No Chaser” (LOTW #202)

Monk's Mellifluous Melody

Happy 103rd Birthday, Monk! To celebrate Thelonious Monk this October, here is a lick from his quintessential 12 bar blues, “Straight, No Chaser.” The opening chorus of his solo features a rhythmic melodic idea which he transforms through the chorus with style. Thanks for the music, Monk! https://youtu.be/Oh-C_jWaHcI CLICK HERE TO GET A TRANSCRIPTION OF […]

Cory Henry’s Lingus Solo (LOTW #201)

Cory Henry's Lingus Solo

In honor of our 200th Lick of the Week, we featured the intro to Cory Henry’s famous Lingus solo. This week for the 201st, we’ve brought you a full transcription of the solo with notation. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/CtxZkht3tKg CLICK HERE TO GET A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE LICK If you have questions or suggestions for a Lick […]