Originally Posted by Samrsmiley
Two things-here is a link to the Cry Me a River transcription that someone posted on my thread at Jazzguitar.be
For the lick-it was started way before Barney Kessel. It made its way into the vocabulary in the bebop era (and maybe even before that!) They would typically play the line starting on the 11th of a mi7b5 chord acting as the 2 and then moving up a mi3 to be on the #9 of a V7 chord. I think the Kessel/London version is the most famous, especially for guitarists, but that little phrase has been improvisational vocabulary for many years.
Yep - its just 'known' as the "Cry me a River" lick - or has been in my era at least. The song was written in the early 50's so it could well have crept back into the language through the late bop era - and it definitely had a renaissance after the mid 50's - Bill Evans in particular pulls that lick on the #9 of the chord in all types of rhythmic placements, but Cannonball and Wes too.