Example2 Bluesy lines in 3
Wes’s playing had both a beautiful harmonic clarity and sweet bluesy nature and both of the attributes are clearly evident here. We’re moving
Bb7), Ab7), between a I7 ( down a tone to the before moving to something of a Montgomery trademark, the tritone II-V. E7 is a flattened Bb. 5th, or tritone away from In jazz this is a regular substitution as these Bb- Ab- two 7ths share the same 3rd and 7th degrees ( D- E-D-G#). What Wes does is to place the II in front of this new V, in this case Bm7, resolving via Eb7. E7 to Once you understand this device it’s just so usable!