Aki's Blues – Buddy Montgomery

A 24-measure blues variation in a funky hard-bop style. Besides our lead sheets, we have a bass part and a piano melody transcription showing how Buddy Montgomery played this song on the recording.

Buddy Montgomery

January 30, 1930 – May 14, 2009

Buddy Montgomery’s music was straight ahead bebop jazz. He played in many styles, but always with a bebop approach. With no formal training, he played entirely by ear in any key, choosing what he felt were the most beautiful and creative chord changes, making his compositions challenging and inventive. He infused lyrical ballads with warmth and swung hard as well. Though he never crossed over outside of jazz, his music is accessible to casual listeners but still prized by jazz fans. Read more...

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