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Dave Weckl “Bessie’s Blues” first 12 bar solo

There’s no comparison to the amazing playing of Dave Weckl, especially when paired with Chick Corea. The song “Bessie’s Blues” from the first Akoustic Band recording has inspired and mystified me for years. I’ve finally attempted to figure out what is going on.  The spread out triplets in bar 6 and 7 might come down to a “feel” thing, and playing along at a slow tempo could suggest a more clear way to write it. But, this general framework has been helpful for me.

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