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This is an incredible book. The History of the Blues is a survey of the roots of the blues form on the trumpet through a collection of 26 note-for-note transcriptions that span 100 years from Louis Armstrong’s Potato Head Blues to Till Brönner’s Till Blues. This collection progresses right from the beginning of the genre beginning with Armstrong, then moving through Buck Clayton, Roy Eldridge, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Blue Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, Roy Hargrove Wynton Marsalis, and many more. (See the full song list below).
To understand the blues, we strongly believe you have to dive into the recorded history of the style, emulate the greatest players of all time, and begin to find your own voice through improvisation and experimentation. This nearly 100-page collection gives you just the opportunity to dig deep and explore one of the most important art forms in the history of American Music.
To the left I have dropped in some samples, below there is some audio for reference, and full demo recordings are included to accompany your purchase.
Books in this Series
Listen to Louis Armstrong’s “Potato Head Blues”
Listen to Miles Davis’s “Trane’s Blues”
Listen to Hargrove’s “Blues for Stephane”
Complete Song List