Whats your favorite jazz fusion chord progression?

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  1. Andrew

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    im just trying to find some new chords that sound good that are outside sounding :)
     
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    Dm7 - G7 - Cmaj7.
     
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    ii-V-I lol

    Chromatic circle of fifths is fun.
     
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    What about it :p?
     
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    I don't know, if it was good enough for Theolonius, it's good enough for me.
     
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    Well, if he's looking for outside sounding and you posted the simplest jazz chord progression in existence... :p
     
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    I'm actually reading "Monk" by laurent de wilde. He said when they were recording the Brilliant Corners album they couldn't get through a single useable take because of progressions like this so all of the songs are spliced from various takes. I was quite shocked, considering we are talking about monsters like Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, and Oscar Pettiford. It may not be the most out-there progressions, but it can be deceptively tricky (at least in the 50's :)).
     
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    try the "giant steps" progression, that should prove to be 'different sounding" and maybe challenging for ya. or, just look for a cool mike stern riff and see what chords he uses, that man is a genius!
     
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    It wasn't enough for thelonious, it's not like he only used II V I's! in fact there are some weird chord progressions in his tunes sometimes.

    Try using the same chord but with a specific interval between every chord, this way:
    Cmaj7, Ebmaj7, F#maj7, Amaj7

    That way it would be maj7 chords separated by minor thirds. Very fusion-ish
     
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    Monk didn't use typical progressions, that's for sure, but he used ii V I often enough.
     
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    Haha, crawl before you can walk :lol:
     
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    iim7 bII7 IM7 tritone sub lol

    Tritone substitutions are actually really cool. Considering that a dominant chord typically goes to I or vi, or i or VI in minor, you can get to some pretty wild places pretty fast.
     
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    Eb and F# is actually augmented second
     
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    ORILLY?
     
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    That's nitpicking, now, isn't it?
     
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    Cmaj7, Ebmaj7, Gbmaj7, Bbmaj7 for mister academic.
     
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    A section: Cm7 FM7 Em7 EbM7 Dm7 DbM7

    B section: Am7 AbM7 Gm7 GbM7 Fm7 EM7
     
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    The chromatic root movement is very understandable, but what's that from?
     
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    I like the Major thirds cycle.

    Bmaj7 Gmaj7 Ebmaj7

    now make a ii V in each of these!
     
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    Actually, to improve on my previous post....


    Dm7 - G7 - Cmaj7 - Fmaj7 - Bm7b5 (Half Dim) - Em7 - Am7 - Am7.

    There :D
     

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