Bill Evans – Waltz For Debby (From the album “Waltz For Debby”) [LOTW #62]

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Here is a famous track by Bill called Waltz For Debby. This line is the beginning line of the 4/4 swing that happens after the 3/4 melody.

This is a pretty simple line but Bill Evans has some nice approaches and movements in this that make it stand out at the beginnging of his solo.

For one thing, he continues up the piano in this line and uses the high register which gives it a nice touch.

He is mainly using diatonic notes but it is the way he transitions into the new chord tones with one or two notes that makes everything flow so smoothly.

Points for practicing this lick:

  • 1. Use all registers on the piano.
  • 2. Be simple about transitioning between chord tones and harmonies.

Enjoy!

Brenden Lowe

Brenden Lowe

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