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I just joined a new local music meetup group (8 people so far including keyboards, guitar, bass, sax, etc) that plays a wide variety of music including jazz standards, show tunes, pop/rock, etc. The organizer asked for ideas on songs to play, especially ones that don't have too many chord changes, so I thought of "Route 66". Does anyone else here play this one? I like to play it with some kind of walking bass, but need some more ideas on improv, etc. .
It is not surprising that you have not received a response so far: You are asking about arrangement for band, but forum for pianists. Route 66 is a blues, blues, and each blues can be converted to the rhythm- and- blues, thus e.g.:
Thanks rocket88.. I don't like to be a copycat with anything, but the more tips the better. I have no trouble playing boogie-woogie and the blues scales, so I think that'll sound very good with this song, Route 66..