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 […]

Oscar Peterson Burns Down the House with “Woody ‘N’ You” (LOTW #186)

Listen as Oscar Peterson burns down the house

At the famous London House Sessions of 1961′ Live in Chicago, O.P. and his trio took no prisoners. This raucous version of Woody ‘N’ You features chorus after chorus of burning soloing followed by three iconic shout choruses. This lick is an excerpt from the first chorus of solo. Follow along as Oscar burns down […]

A Sexy Solo Break by Edward Simon on “My Cherie Amour”

Learn this sex solo break by Edward Simon

For those of you who don’t know pianist Edward Simon, you’ll want to get to know him after this week’s lick! During his tenure in the SFJazz Collective, his arrangements and solos brought an extra layer of sophistication to the group. Listen to this sultry solo break over their reimagining of the classic Stevie Wonder […]

Bud Powell Shows How It’s Done on “Parisian Thoroughfare” (LOTW #174)

Watch as Bud Powell Shows How Its Done on "Parisian Thoroughfare"

Bud Powell was the originator of Bebop piano playing. Watch as he shows how he masterfully plays changes in this excerpt from his trademark tune, “Parisian Thoroughfare.” 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 do, please […]

Cedar Walton “Clockwise” Riff (LOTW #173)

Learn Cedar Walton's "Clockwise" Riff

Check out the opening riff from Cedar Walton’s renowned composition,”Clockwise.” After ascending up an E major triad, he goes back down by way of a C major seventh sound. Dig this, and develop your own compositional ideas! CLICK HERE TO GET A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE LICK If you have questions or suggestions for a Lick […]

Oscar Plays the Blues On “Love For Sale” (LOTW #172)

Learn how Oscar Plays the Blues on "Love for Sale"

We love Oscar Peterson for his ability to play beautiful lines over chord changes, but most of all for his bluesy solo ideas! Check out this passage from “Love For Sale” off of the album Oscar Peterson Plays the Cole Porter Songbook, it ain’t nothin’ but the blues!! CLICK HERE TO GET A TRANSCRIPTION OF […]

A Swinging Solo Break by Red Garland on “A Foggy Day” (LOTW #171)

Here is Red Garland’s solo break from a classic album of his, “A Garland of Red” (1957). There is some quintessential playing from Red on this record that is definitely worth checking out! https://youtu.be/9O5UwrR2Nt4 CLICK HERE TO GET A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE LICK If you have questions or suggestions for a Lick Of The Week […]