February 7, 2015: Carl Orr

Many thanks to the amazing guitarist Carl Orr for an enjoyable session in which we covered:

Birk’s Works” by Dizzy Gillespie
Maiden Voyage” by Herbie Hancock

“Birk’s Works” is a minor blues in F and Carl encouraged us not to overthink it and use the F blues scale liberally.

Once the deceptively tricky backing rhythm to “Maiden Voyage” was learned Carl discussed changing the backing groove in order to create a bit more interest. At one point the backing changed to double-time, much to the chagrin of the soloist that had the rug pulled from beneath them.

Many thanks to Carl.