This is the first of 30 blues heads I will be writing this month. I decided to "start simple", using the Sonny Rollins tune, "Sonny Moon For Two" as my model. "Sonny Moon..." consists of 3 identical phrases, comprised of a descending blues scale (minus the #4 scale degree). At first I tried doing the opposite by creating three ascending blues scale phrases. It worked, but in the end I modified my line a bit so that my first phrase ended on E flat instead of B flat. The E flat anticipates measures 2, 6, and 10, and provided some more harmonic flexibility in these measures. I included some optional rhythm section hits in measure 4. Here it is:
One down, 29 to go.