Rhythm changes line in Bb
EEFor this speedy Bb ‘rhythm changes’ line Salvador starts around the Bb major scale for the first five chords, throwing in a nice quote from the American folk tune Turkey In The Straw over the G7, Cm7 and Bb7 chords (a quote that appears several times in his recorded solos). Over the Eb chord he moves up an Ebmaj9 arpeggio, coming down chromatically from the 9th (F) to the root, then anticipates the change to Ebm7 coming down an Ebm7 arpeggio and landing on the b7 (Gb) over the Ab7 chord. This is followed by a chromatic descent to the 5th (F) of the Bb chord. He then repeats the pick-up phrase from the very first bar, with an encirclement idea leading into a Bbmaj9 arpeggio, and closes with a simple motif between the 3rd (D) and 4th (Eb) and ending around Bb6.