where can i find the blues riffs section?
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you should also check out youtube - there are a couple of guys who have put a whole bunch of piano blues licks videos worth checking out.  search on blues licks piano
when you get into bob and fusion it gets harder and harder to figure out some of the stuff by ear  the blues is simple.  you just gotta figure out the blues riffs by ear and make em part of you.  to be readingg blues riffs is a sure way to set your blues education back.  save that for bob licks that get so fast amd complicated that sometimes you have to resort to reading the work of others.
i got the worst ears of any bodu i know who makes a living in this biz and even i learned all my blues riffs by ear.  listen to everyone.  figure out what you like then cop it.  thats all.  dont read what anyone here tells you to play for blues riffs ... that is not what it is about.
who are some good guys to listen too that mainly improvise with the blues scale?
i got my blues stuff mostly from monty alexander, oscar peterson and gene harris.
most of us get our licks from listening to the horn players not the piano players.  listen to louis armstron, lester young, bird.  anyone and everyone playing the blues.  often it is some obscure unheard of player that plays a lick that strikes you right.
i learned a lot from otis spann (there are some transcriptions of his on this site) and since i also play guitar i picked up some transferable things from buddy guy, srv, hendrix and folks like that.

i also hung out a bunch at blues jams and kept my ears open. if i saw something i wanted to cop, i'd just go up to the guy, get right in his face and say "show me that shit!"

you'd be amazed at what you can pick up out in the parking lot at those sessions!
hampton hawes is a bop pianist who used a lot of great blues vocabulary. check out his trio records, especially 'the trio' vol 1 and vol 2. i transcribed his solo on yesterdays in my book 'exploring jazz piano' (vol 2).
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