Playing the history of jazz on Miles Davis’ “All Blues”

Miles Davis’ “All Blues,” from the album Kind Of Blue, is a one of those tunes that encompasses the whole history of jazz.

There’s just something about this tune that seems to lend itself to everything possible in the history of jazz: Old-time blues, out-of-tempo playing, in-tempo playing, jazz waltz, swing, atmospheric tremolos, modal, bebop, pentatonics, playing outside the changes, walking bass, boogie woogie, hints of stride left hand, etc.

Here’s a video I made to help you expand your concept of this great tune:

“All Blues” is the kind of tune that’s simple enough to learn if you’re a beginner, and will continue to grow as you yourself do as a jazz pianist.

Good luck and have fun applying whatever you know to this great song!

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