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

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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 plays the changes on this cut from his 1990 recording, “Flight to Denmark.”

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Happy Practicing!

Brenden Lowe

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