Friday, 3 June 2011

Blue Bossa Jazz Tutorial & Free Backing Track

"Blue Bossa" is an instrumental jazz composition by Kenny Dorham. - Wikipedia

This was one of my first jazz tunes I learned and after so much time I still find it intriguing and the harmonies very inspiring for improvisation. That's why I decided to make a backing track, more for the beginner level, not very fast, so the less advanced can play on those nice harmonies and the more advanced can play "on the double" :))

Blue Bossa Backing Track
Tempo 120 bpm
Tonality C minor.
Track sequenced, performed, recorded and mixed by Mihai Sorohan in 2011.

DOWNLOAD (right click and "save link as")

Here, for inspiration, have Dexter Gordon's version from "Biting the Apple":

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You may use the provided backing tracks for:
- practice;
- recording/filming yourself soloing on top of it, and posting on YouTube or similar free services;
- use in a live performance/show.
You may not:
- use it for commercial purposes (put it on a CD and sell it, sell it online, etc).

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Enjoy the freebie.


  1. Love Dexter Gordon and love this piece. Thanks for posting it!

  2. Glad that you find it useful.
    I can tell you there are more tutorials and backing tracks available here and will be even more in the future :)

  3. Thanks for the help, which I need. This is a great tune and I love the vibes and the Dexter Gordon version, so I'll play this a million times tomorrow afternoon - it's midnight now.