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Wave

"Wave" is a bossa nova tune written by Antonio Carlos Jobim. It is also called "Vou te Contar" in Portuguese. English lyrics were later...

Lover Man

"Lover Man" is a tune written in 1941 by Jimmy Davis, Roger ("Ram") Ramirez, and James Sherman. The tune was originally written for vocalist Billie...

Brad Mehldau Trio “Ode”

  Learn Jazz Standards.com is proud to promote Brad Mehldau's 2012 release of "Ode". This is his most recent trio record out to date. For those...

Sandu

"Sandu" is a 12 bar blues written by the great trumpeter Clifford Brown. There are a few important things to know about this blues. First...

Poncho Sanchez and Terence Blanchard “Chano y Dizzy”

Poncho Sanchez and Terrence 2011 record, Chano y Dizzy, celebrates Dizzy Gillespie and his groundbreaking music with Chano Pozo.  Chano and Dizzy were instrumental...

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...

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