Thanks a lot for your comments and for the appreciation of Part I. This time I will show you an example of one of my all-time favorites, John Coltrane’s Mr. PC. This famous jazz standard has a very interesting melody that works great as a groove.
Between us, this is where I started the concept of grooving with the melody. Coltrane is a great school!
When I play live this jazz standard, I play the melody in the low register while the backing up band is playing a shuffle reggae style. It sounds very cool. I like the way the melody interacts with the groove. Try it!