2-5-1, sometimes written as ii-v-i, refers to the chord progression made up from the 2nd, 5th and 1st chords in the major scale. A jazz guitarist must know how to improvise over a 2-5-1 progression since they are found in almost every jazz song. These licks bring out the altered tones over the dominant chords and will help you to target these notes to give your jazz playing a hipper more realistic jazz sound.
Here are 13 Rich Severson jazz licks played over 2-5-1 major progressions and 6 over a minor progression. Each is demonstrated close up and slowly with explanations about the theory behind the notes. Also available is a hip hop, swing feel, Mp3 practice track with rhythm chart. This will help you practice these licks in all keys so they become memorized and embedded into your playing. If you are serious about jazz don't miss out on these lessons.