I've been playing through some of the more obvious changes on a jazz blues for years now. Just wondered if people had some interesting alternatives to the more standard jazz changes. Substitutions, fresh turnaround ideas etc. I know quite a few others but just interested to get a fresh perspective.
I've been working though West Coast Blues as this is a great example of that. Recommendations for other similar standards would be appreciated.
I watched a Josh Smith interview the other day and he described how he had written down all the possible chords you can play on a blues and spend ten years shedding over them whilst watching basketball! It's obviously worked for him - I thought I'd try and open my practice to cover more of the other possible chords.
Assuming this is a basic starting point, please post some alternatives below! I'm not much of a theory head, so bear with me. Let's keep it in the key of Bb for now. Thanks!
| Bb7 | Eb7 | Bb7 | Fm7 Bb7alt |
| Eb7 | Edim | Bb7 | G7alt |
| Cm7 | F7 | Bb7 G7 | Cm7 F7 |