Okay! I used to tell everyone the 13th has no room in jump blues. Guess what I was wrong. I was going through some Les Paul and Tiny Grimes heard some killer lines ie. “Living Room Romp” When I did my clinic with Pete Anderson least week he was throwing every altered chord in the book. I will admit sometimes it sounded a little off lol, but other times it sounded fantastic. I realized when he uses a 13th chord on the I he adds th 9 in the top seem to soften the blow a little. I was listening to Tiny today and he was using the 6 and 9 over a seventh quite a bit. granted it was at the tail end of the I or over the IV-or-V but I heard it. Anyway the quest continues.
Tommy, that is a little funny you’re talking about a 13th chord. I just started working on a Django blues (AABA format blues) and the 4th measure (leading into the IV chord) goes from a minor v to tonic 13b9. And the move itself is really cool: We’ll look at this stuff tomorrow.
Blues in C:
Gm7 (minor v chord):
I am confused. I have never heard you say that you don’t use the 13 in jump blues to me, and where did you get that from. I have always used the 13 playing jump, and I know I didn’t create it. I stole that from all the artists we talk about. It is a big thing to do here out East. BB King stuff lived off of that. Duke Robillard is another. You hear it in Tiny, Bill, and a lot of those guys. Paul did it a lot playing with you and Kid. He definitely has the East Coast influence on him though. Like I said though, maybe I am missing something. I am confused where this train of thought is coming from.