Jazz Glide Progression with the help of Kenny Barron Voicing?

 Last week I showed how to play the Kenny Barron voicing how about below.

Here you can hear me play these voicing with my Band Blues Embassy

C  G  D  /  Eb  Bb  F

And I showed you how you can use it for major chords too – here’s C major 7 #4:

C  G  D  /  E  B  F#

But this week I want to show you a new type of chord progression that uses these 2 voicings:

Start by playing the C minor 11 voicing…

Now transpose all of your left hand notes down a half-step, while keeping your right hand the same – and play the chord again…

This time you’ll end up playing a B major 7 #4 (the major Kenny Barron voicing built from B):

It sounds smooth and sophisticated.

Next, play the B major 7 #4 chord that you just played – and this time transpose your right hand down a half-step – to produce B minor 11:

A similar smooth sound.

And you can repeat this pattern again and again – transpose your left hand down another half-step, while keeping your right hand the same – to produce Bb major 7 #4 – and keep going if you want to…

This type of chord progression is sometimes called a ‘Glide Progression’…It means when one chord moves to the next chord by shifting some of its notes up or down a half-step – while the other notes stay the same.There’s lots of possibilities with this…You could ‘glide’ upwards:
Or you could combine Glide Progressions with ‘normal’ diatonic chord changes:
Go to the piano and compose at least 3 Glide progressions using the Kenny Barron 11th voicing.

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