Naima, John Coltrane, jazz solo guitar
NAIMA: I’ve always been fascinated with the music of John Coltrane. I have made it a point to arrange for solo fingerstyle guitar as many of his tunes as possible.
Already available on my channel are solo guitar arrangements of Giant Steps, Moment’s Notice, Lazy bird and now, Naima. Enjoy!
"Naima" is a ballad composed by John Coltrane in 1959, and named after his then-wife, Juanita Naima Grubbs. It first appeared on the album Giant Steps, and is notable for its use of a variety of rich chords over a bass pedal. It is mainly made up of a slow, restrained melody, though there is also a brief piano solo. Coltrane recorded "Naima" numerous times. "Naima" also appears on The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings, The Complete Copenhagen Concert, Afro-Blue Impressions, Live at the Village Vanguard Again!, among other albums. "Naima" has since become a jazz standard.
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‖ Bmaj7/B♭ | B♭7♭9 | Bmaj7/B♭ | B♭7♭9 |
| B-maj7/B♭ | Bmaj7/B♭ | A♭maj7/B♭ | Emaj7♯4 ‖
‖ B♭–7/E♭ | E♭–7 | Amaj7b5/E♭ Gmaj7b5/E♭ | A♭maj7/E♭ ‖