Aebersold Comping Transcription of B Flat Blues – Kenny’ll Make It

Aebersold comping (piano and bass) transcription of “B Flat Blues – Kenny’ll Make It” from Aebersold Play-A-Long Volume 42 Blues In All Keys Track 1 with notes on piano voicings:

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  • Bar 1: drop 2 voicing with added 5th for the Bb7 chord.
  • Bar 2: drop 2 voicing with doubled 9th for the Eb7 chord.
  • Bar 3: first beat is a drop 2 voicing for Fm7 with added root, followed by drop 2’s with added 5th’s for Bb7, finishing with a Fm7 drop 2 with added 11th and root anticipating the Fm7 next bar.
  • Bar 4: drop 2 with added root for Fm7, followed by Bb7 altered with b9 and b13 with an added 5th.
  • Bar 5-6: drop 2 for Eb7 with either 5th or 13th.
  • Bar 7: drop 2 for Bb7.
  • Bar 8: drop 2 with added 3rd for D half diminished, and USbVI for (altered) G7.
  • Bar 9: drop 2 with added 11th for Cm7.
  • Bar 10: USVI altering the F7 to F7b9, then anticipating the Dm7 in the next bar, shell voicing in the left hand and rootless voicing in the right hand.
  • Bar 11: USbVI for (altered) G7.

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  • Bar 12: four note voicing for Cm7, followed by USbVI for (altered) F7.
  • Bar 13: drop 2 with root instead of 9th, varying with 13th and b13th for Bb7, followed by drop 2 for Eb7.
  • Bar 14: drop 2 for Eb7, then anticipate the Bb7 in the next bar with a F7 altered with #9 and 13th on beat 4.
  • Bar 15: drop 2 with added 5th for Bb7.
  • Bar 16: drop 2 for Fm7 with doubled 5th followed by USbVI for (altered) Bb7, then approach the next Eb7 chromatically with a E9b13 followed by a drop 2 for Eb7 with an added 5th.
  • Bar 18: parallel 4th voicings for Eb7, followed by a Bb7 anticipation with drop 2 and added 5th.
  • Bar 19: drop 2 with added 5th for the Bb7.
  • Bar 20: 4 note voicing on the left hand and shell voicing on the right hand for D half diminished, USbVI with doubled #9 and b13 on the left hand for the (altered) G7.
  • Bar 21: drop 2 with a doubled 5th for Cm7.

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  • Bar 22: drop 2 for Cm7 over F7, USII with an added #9 on the left hand for F7 (altered with #9 and #11), followed by USbIII for D7 (altered by #9) over Dm7.
  • Bar 23: USII for the G7 (altered with #11).
  • Bar 24: drop 2 with a doubled 7th for Cm7, followed by USbVI with an added #11 at the top for F7.
  • Bar 25: Left hand voicing with doubled 13th and added root on right hand, going to a b13 for Bb7, then left hand voicing with doubled 5th and 7th on right hand for the anticipated Eb7 in the next bar.
  • Bar 26: left hand voicing with doubled 5th and 7th on right hand for Eb7, side slipping to Db7 and back to Eb7
  • Bar 27: left hand voicing with doubled 13th and added root on right hand for Bb7.
  • Bar 28: left hand voicing with octaved 9th on the right hand for Fm7, followed left hand voicing with octaved b13 on the right hand for Bb7 (altered with b13).
  • Bar 29-30: left hand voicing with octaved 9th on right hand, followed by drop 2 with added 5th in right hand for Eb7.
  • Bar 31: drop 2 with added root on top for Bb7.
  • Bar 32: USbVI for (altered) D7 over the D half diminished, followed by USbVI for (altered) G7.

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  • Bar 33: drop 2 with doubled 5th on right hand for Cm7.
  • Bar 34: USbii for the F7 altered with b9 and b13.
  • Bar 35: drop 2 with doubled 9th for Dm7, USbVI for (alterd) G7.
  • Bar 36: drop 2 for Cm7, USbVI for (altered) F7, drop 2 for a side slipped B7 followed by drop 2 for Bb7
  • Bar 37: drop 2 for Bb7 and Eb7.
  • Bar 38: drop 2 for Eb7, then anticipate the Bb7 next bar with a F7#9 using left hand voicing and a 7th and a 9th on the right hand.
  • Bar 39: left hand voicing with the 3rd and 5th on the right hand for Bb7.
  • Bar 40: drop 2 with 4th voicing on right hand for Cm7 (or Fsus7), moving down in parallel motion for Bb7 (altered with b9, #9 and b13) and Eb7.
  • Bar 41-42: drop 2 with 4th voicing on right hand for Eb7, side slipping to D7 (or equivalently Ab7) and back, then left hand voicing with Bb triad for Bb7 next bar.

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  • Bar 43-44: USVI for A7 (b9) superimposed on Bb7, then left hand voicing with 7th and b13 on left hand for a D7 (altered with b13) superimposed on the D half diminished, the USbii for the G7#9 (altered with b9 and b13).
  • Bar 45: drop 2 for Cm7.
  • Bar 46: drop 2 for Cm7, followed by drop 2 for F7 (altered with #9 and b13) which can also be thought of as USbVI without the root on the right hand.
  • Bar 47: drop 2 for D half diminished over the Dm7, then USbV for the G7 (altered by b9 and #11).
  • Bar 48: C7 instead of Cm7, then USbVI for the F7 (altered).
  • Bar 49-51: drop 2 with a fourth on the right hand.
  • Bar 52: drop 2 for Fsus7, then USbVI for (altered) Bb7.
  • Bar 53: drop 2 for Eb7.
  • Bar 54: simple diminished chord.

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  • Bar 55: rootless voicing for Bbmaj7 and Csus7 (over Cm7)
  • Bar 56: so what chord for Dm7, USII without the 13th for Db7 (instead of Dbm7).
  • Bar 57-58: drop 2 for Cm7, followed by USbVI for F7 (altered).
  • Bar 59: fourth chord for Dm7, USbVI for G7 (altered), Cm7 anticipation with drop 2.
  • Bar 60: Cm7 drop 2 with added 11th, USbVI for F7 (altered).
  • Bar 61: drop 2 for Bb7, side slipping to A7 and back.
  • Bar 62: drop 2 for Eb7.
  • Bar 63: drop 2 for Bb7, then USbV for Bb7 (b9 and #11).
  • Bar 64: drop 2 for Fm7, then Bb7 with 13th followed by b13th.
  • Bar 65: Eb7 with an inner melody.

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  • Bar 66: E diminished 7th chord.
  • Bar 67: left hand voicing with octaved 9th on right hand for Bbmaj7 and Cm7.
  • Bar 68-69: rootless 4 note left hand voicing with octaved 9th on right hand for Dm7, Dbm7 and Cm7, side slipping down to Bm7 and back.
  • Bar 70: drop 2 for F7.
  • Bar 71: fourth voicing for Dm7, USbVI for G7 (altered).
  • Bar 72: drop 2 for Cm7, USbVI for F7.
  • Bar 73: drop 2 for Fm7 and Bb7 (over Bb7).
  • Bar 74: drop 2 for Ebsus7 and Ebsus (over Eb7).
  • Bar 75: drop 2 (with 13th) for Fm7 over Bb7.

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  • Bar 76: drop 2 for Fm6 (over Fm7), Bb7 altered with USbVI.
  • Bar 77: fourth voicing for Ebsus7 (over Eb7)
  • Bar 78: drop 2 for E diminished 7, with added 11th and b13.
  • Bar 79: left hand voicing with 9th and 5th on right hand for Bbmaj7, left hand voicing with 3rd and 7th on right hand for Csus7 (over C7)
  • Bar 80: fourth voicing on left hand, 5th and 9th on right hand for Dm7, drop 2 for Dbm7 with doubled 5th and 9th on right hand.
  • Bar 81: drop 2 for Cm7.
  • Bar 82: C diminished on left hand and F diminished on right hand.
  • Bar 83: so what chord for Dm7, USbVI for (altered) G7.
  • Bar 84: drop 2 for Cm7 and drop 2 for F7 altered with b9 and b13.
  • Bar 85: drop 2 for Fm7 (over Bb7).

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  • Bar 86: drop 2 for Ebsus7 to Eb7 (over Eb7).
  • Bar 87: Abmaj7 (Cm7) side slipping to Gmaj7 over Bb7 (Bbsus7), Cm7 over Fm7.
  • Bar 88: Cm7 of Fm7, Bb7 altered with b13.
  • Bar 89: drop 2 for Eb7 side slipping to E7 and back.
  • Bar 90: diminished voicing with raised top note.
  • Bar 91: basic voicing.
  • Bar 92: basic voicing on Dm7 to USbIII for Db7 (#9) over Dbm7.
  • Bar 93: basic voicing on Cm7.
  • Bar 94: Cm7 over Fm7, to USbVI for (altered) F7.
  • Bar 95: drop 2 for D half diminished (over Dm7), basic voicing for G7 with b13.
  • Bar 96: so what chord for Cm7, USbVI for (altered) F7.
  • Bar 97: drop 2 with fourth voicing of right hand for Bb7.

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