Watch the Smooth online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from 50 Soul Jazz Licks You MUST Know
Smooth is inspired by Norman Brown. Norman's playing is most associated with smooth jazz buy he is definitely influenced by the soul jazz masters. This lick while performed in a smooth jazz context but it can be applied to any bluesy setting you find yourself in. It's played over a vamp and brings in a real funky resolution at the end.