“Donna Lee” is a bebop tune written by Mile Davis. It is written over the same changes as the great standard “Indiana”. Written in 1947, it was first recorded with the Charlie Parker Quintet, which has led some to confuse it as Charlie Parker’s composition rather the Davis’.
This is a considerably difficult melody to play for all instruments so be sure to study up!
This tune is most commonly played in the key of Ab major.
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