Join Paul Dietrich (tpt), Paul Muench (pno), Ben Ferris (bs), and Matt Endres (dr) for our next session. The featured tunes are Miles’s “All Blues” and Billy Eckstine’s “I Want to Talk about You.”

Most everybody knows “All Blues,” a 6/8 blues in G that appeared on Kind of Blue. It differs from other blues numbers in part in that you play both the V7 and bVI7 in bars 9 and 10. In other words, Miles has us play a bar of D7, then three beats of Eb7 and three of D7 before returning to the I. The last time we played this as a featured tune, trumpeter Dave Cooper suggested combining D7 and Eb7 arpeggios into a single scale to play over both chords (I guess that would be a half-whole diminished scale?).

I know “I Want to Talk about You” from Coltrane’s Soultrane album. A lead sheet for this pretty tune is available here. There’s also a backing track on iRealPro. The tune looks pretty basic, but it might take some work to memorize the progression.

We had a great jam at North Street Cabaret this past Sunday on the 6th, and we look forward to seeing you again next week!