In this “Tune of the Week” lesson, I tackle the standard “Invitation”.
The first time I heard this tune was on a Jaco Pastorius album entitled “The Birthday Concert”. Michael Brecker played this stunning solo on it that left me stunned….. After that experience, I decided I wanted to learn this tune……..
Invitation is a jazz standard that is found in most Real Books. It is a great minor tune that travels through 5 different minor keys. It is a great tune to use to work on minor approach notes, altered scales, diminished scales as well as a number of other improvisational concepts.
I play the song on the tenor sax with a play along I created and talk through the form of the tune. I show you what devices and concepts I use on each section of the tune and show you them by playing examples.
(36 Minute Video Lesson, PDF of the chord changes for concert,Bb and Eb instruments, 1 play along)