Watch the Purple Porpoise online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 5: Lick Lexicon

Purple Porpoise - Lick 8 is a video guitar lesson presented by Tom Dempsey and is sourced from 50 Jazz Master Licks You MUST Know.


One of the great bebop era guitarists was Barney Kessel. He performed with Lester Young and Charlie Christian during the influential bebop movement but also performed with a virtual who's who of musicians. Later in his career he was very active in the LA studio scene being one of the first call guitarists in the film sets of Columbia Pictures. At that time he was part of what was known as the Wrecking Crew, a group of first call session musicians. Some of his most famous jazz recordings as a leader were know as the Poll Winners in multiple volumes. This excerpt is based on a solo he took over the great standard On Green Dolphin Street. Here it is.