If you like playing the Blues and you like Cannonball (and Nat) Adderley, then you also probably like the song, Work Song.

This is a great Work Song Lick that's awesome for all melodic instrumentalists playing Blues & Jazz.

And this lick by Cannonball Adderley from the 1963 Live in Tokyo album covers a spot in the form that is unique.

This song is not a 12-bar Blues – it's a 16-bar Blues, and the last 4 bars do not have the typical chords you would see in the form.

Discover what's going on in the form for Work Song, and learn the lick Cannonball plays at the end of his first chorus in this video.

Work Song Lick Video Lesson



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