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Here is a rootless voicing, 12 bar blues from Jerr Coker, Jazz Keyboard...

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...it presents the typical A/B voicings. In this case 7/3/13 and 3/7/9. In a roots by descending fifth progress the A and B voicings just alternate to create smooth voice leading.

My question is about the areas in the orange boxes that aren't progression by descending fifth.

In the first box the progression is descending fourth and he just reverses the desc. 5th pattern.

In the second the chord is repeated with no change in voicing/inversion.

In the third the chord type is repeated with a parallel movement.

In each of these three areas are there voice leading alternatives? Alternatives that keep to the style of the examples.

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