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 […]

Cory Henry’s Lingus Solo – Intro (LOTW #200)

Learn to Cory Henry's Lingus Solo

In honor of our 200th Lick of the Week, we figured we’d pull out all the stops for this one! Cory Henry’s solo from Snarky Puppy’s “Lingus” from the album We Like it Here (2014) has gone down in history as one of the best. Here is his Rhodes intro with notation. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/K3SrsiEAAhE CLICK […]

Keith Jarrett Winds His Way Through the Changes of “Autumn Leaves” (LOTW #199)

Listen to Keith Jarrett wind his way through the changes of "Autumn Leaves"

In memory of Gary Peacock after his recent passing, here is a lick of the week featuring the trio with Keith Jarrett from their album “Still Live” (1988). Gary starts off with an animated solo, and Keith picks up where he left off with this winding lick. Rest in Peace Gary! https://youtu.be/Ws7Wfb4JEyw CLICK HERE TO […]

A Marvelous Melody by Michel Petrucianni (LOTW #198)

Learn a marvelous melody by Michel Petrucianni

Michel Petrucianni is an unsung hero of jazz piano. He achieved a degree of fame in the mid 1980’s after coming to the U.S. from Paris, France, at which time he started performing with jazz greats such as Charles Lloyd and Joe Lovano. He later went on to record and tour with his own trio. […]