Recorda Me

"Recorda Me" is a composition by tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. It is performed as a bossa and is a great tune to know for...

But Not For Me

"But Not For Me" is a tune written by the great George Gershwin for the 1930 musical "Girl Crazy". It was also featured on...

Four

"Four" is a jazz standard most commonly played in Eb.  Four is an example of tune with dubious authorship; though it has been attributed to Miles Davis, it...

Perdido Etude for All Instruments

Etudes, transcribing solos, and jazz licks are the three most helpful tools for learning the jazz language.  Here is a bebop etude over the...

Billie’s Bounce

"Billie's Bounce" is a 12 bar F blues written by Charlie "Bird" Parker. This is a great example of Bird's bebop style written over a...

Joel Frahm Quartet “Live at Smalls”

  Learn Jazz Standards is proud to promote New York saxophonist Joel Frahm's 2011 release Live At Smalls. This is a fantastic record and I had...

Cherokee

"Cherokee" is a tune written by Ray Noble originally intended for an "Indian Suite".  This tune was heavily adopted by bebopers such as Charlie...

All of Me

"All Of Me"  was written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simon in 1931. It has become one of the most recorded songs of its...

Confirmation

"Confirmation" is a bebop tune written by the great alto saxophonist Charlie Parker.  It has a considerably difficult head but a nice set of...

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