by JazzMaverick (Jul 30, 2011)

The song is in Bb. The lick transcribed here starts on IV (the 5th bar of a chorus). The lick opens with a phrase in the Bb minor pentatonic blues scale. It then plays an A dim arpeggio over the D7: 5, b7, b9 and 3 for D7. The lick concludes with a bluesy chromatic phrase.

I picked this guitar lick from the album Stuttgart Aria, which Bireli Lagrene recorded with Jaco Pastorius. The tune is called 'Chicken', composed by Pee Wee Ellis (it's a fun song to play, you should check it out if you never heard it).

Here's a live version for you...