Video: Jamming On Green Dolphin Street

by | Feb 9, 2016 | General Updates, Performance Videos, Videos | 9 comments

A quick post today – this is a video of yours truly jamming on this classic jazz standard by Bronisław Kaper & Ned Washington, Green Dolphin Street. I thought that you might be interested to check this out.

Following on from the recent post I released on chord melody guitar playing, this video is an example of how you can apply some of the concepts I covered in that lesson.

I’ve been very inspired lately by Lenny’s Breau’s approach to chord melody and chord soloing, so I’m sure you’ll hear some of his ideas coming through in this video ;-)

Lenny used a lot of 3rds and 7ths voicings in his soloing, which are very useful if you need to quickly grab chord voicings if you are doing a fast-moving chord solo or chord melody.

Now the exciting bit:

If you're keen to have a structured, step-by-step approach to learning jazz guitar, it might be worth checking out my online learning system, the FretDojo Jazz Guitar Academy.

Here's what you get when you join up:

  • Detailed step-by-step video lessons on new classic jazz tunes and essential jazz guitar skills added to the club website each month. Includes listening recommendations, demonstrations of the melody, analysis of the harmony, and detailed explanations on how to solo over the tune.
  • Key improvisation concepts and techniques for soloing, and classic licks and example solos that relate to each tune, so you can continue to expand your jazz vocabulary and have more options when it comes to soloing.
  • Detailed comping ideas to suit the style of each jazz standard covered
  • Lessons on how to make chord melody and solo jazz guitar versions of tunes featured - play a complete jazz standard completely on your own like Joe Pass!
  • Members only forum - A worldwide community of jazz guitarists from all around the globe.
  • Regular workshops, masterclasses, and Q & A Sessions - get direct answers from me on anything holding you back in the practice room. Replays of all sessions are available to access for all members even if you can’t make it live.
  • Massive searchable database of jazz licks and soloing concepts - the ultimate idea "grab bag" for your solos.
  • Optional monthly challenges where members participate to get feedback on their playing, reach new milestones and be eligible for cool prizes.

The best part:

You can access this all of this and more for just $1 by signing up to a 14 day trial. Go here for more info:

Enjoy! Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.


  1. Gerry

    really fantastic greg,thanks

    • Michael

      That was fantastic, it’s one of my favourite tunes ( also on my one day I will learn this list . )

      • Greg O'Rourke

        Thanks for your feedback Michael, glad you enjoyed!

  2. Tom

    Really nice … seems to have been well worth staying up all night ;-)
    That was fun listening, thanks for sharing.

    • Greg O'Rourke

      Thanks for your kind feedback Tom! It’s a great tune that one :)

  3. tim taylor

    holy crap, that is some awesome playing!! Very inspiring, this is what kids should do when they stay up all night (I have officially turned into my dad)

  4. Rick

    Met Lenny many times here in Ottawa Ont. Canada. He played at a coffee house, L’ Hibou. Got to interview him for local university station. Sat up all night and watched him work magic on my 1957 Gibson ES-175 D. Incredible chord voicings, harmonics, finger dexterity. Loved Bill Evans piano style and arrangements, wanted to emulate them on the guitar. I still have three narrow thumb picks he gave me. Loved Gerry Reed as well. A true genius on guitar ?

  5. Ralph

    Very nice.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

FREE Course:
The BIG Secrets of Jazz Guitar Improvisation

•  3 part video series - a step-by-step guide on building improvisation skills

• Learn the biggest mistakes made by aspiring jazz guitar improvisers and what you should be doing instead

• Instant access - completely FREE!

Pin It on Pinterest