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At the end of the day you can never know enough ways to squeeze yet another slick lick from the venerable minor pentatonic scale. Taking a hint from Calvin Brown's solo as heard in the Roy Ayer's classic, "Spirit of Doo Do" from the commercially controversial Mystic Voyage album, this next lick is a must know in regards to subtle phrasing. From the commanding romp on the downbeat after the pickup to the Pink Panther-cool walk up the scale from said root, this A minor pentatonic idea is just a glimpse at the myriad possibilites bottled inside this five-note stalwart. If by chance you're not down with the genius of Roy Ayers and Calvin Brown, change that before you take your next breath and prepare to wonder how you could possibly have missed the funk at this level.