Chick Corea – Bessie’s Blues Solo

by | Chick Corea, Jazz Improvisation

Chick CoreaOn February 9, 2021, I was saddened to learn that Chick Corea, one of the most influential jazz musicians of all times, had passed. So I decided to dedicate this lesson to his memory by transcribing the first 3 choruses to his solo on John Coltrane’s “Bessie’s Blues”, off the Chick Corea Akoustic Band recording.

This is one of my favorite solos and I’m eager to teach it to you because I believe it showcases how Chick adds his own unique twist to one of the most essential progressions at the root of all jazz…the blues!


The Chick Corea Bessie’s Blues Solo Files can be downloaded for $6.00. Your contribution is much appreciated, as it helps support the site and allows me to keep investing the long hours required to produce these lessons. The download includes: a PDF of the transcription with both regular notation and TAB, MP3s of the transcription and backing track, and a Band in a Box file .

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