Jazz Band

    Pete Fountain - Tonight Show medley, Shine
    Herbie Hancock - Butterfly, Watermelon Man, Sly
    Tommy Dorsey - I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (Big Band)
    Lionel Hampton - Flying Home, Bossa Nova Jazz (album)
    Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean A Thing

If the visual of the piano helps you, or you want to see the chords and scales/modes written out as they are played, the videos by Tony Winston are spectacular! I will be watching more. He has different levels of the same piece.
These are for Blue Bossa.

- Go to Ancient Modes

Information on the Blues scale class discussion on 9/22/13
In particular, no specific African musical form can be identified as the single direct ancestor of the blues.[53] However many blues elements, such as the call-and-response format and the use of blue notes, can be traced back to the music of Africa. That blue notes pre-date their use in blues and have an African origin is attested by English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's "A Negro Love Song", from his The African Suite for Piano composed in 1898, which contains blue third and seventh notes.[54]
Chasing the Blues.mp3
Brian Myers,
Mar 9, 2015, 12:18 AM