Bebop

Characterized by angular melodies and instrumental virtuosity. Source language of the modern jazz idiom.

Cool Blues Jazz Standard

Cool Blues

Cool Blues is a blues head written by Charlie Parker. This is a great blues head to know and add to your repertoire. It can be played in any key, but...
Groovin' High - Jazz Standard

Groovin’ High

Groovin' High was written by the great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in 1945. The chord changes are based off of Paul Whiteman's composition Whispering. Be sure to learn the four bar intro...

Steeplechase

Steeplechase was written by Charlie Parker. It is a melody written over a 32 bar "Rhythm Changes", with a slight alteration: The A sections do not go to the IV chord....

Round Midnight

"'Round Midnight" is a tune written by the great innovative pianist Thelonious Monk. Monk claims that he composed Round Midnight when he was 18 and eight years later, Cootie Williams recorded...

Rhythm-A-Ning

Rhythm-A-Ning was written by the great pianist Thelonious Monk. It was first recorded on "Mulligan Meets Monk" in 1957 and Monk continued to release it on multiple other recordings. This tune is...

Moose the Mooche

Moose the Mooche was written by the bebop pioneer Charlie Parker. The composition was written shortly after Dizzy Gillespie left him to return to New York during a tour in Los...

Freight Trane

"Freight Trane" was written by the great pianist Tommy Flanagan for John Coltrane, as the title suggests. It was recorded on the 1958 record "Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane". This tune is...
Airegin - Jazz Standards

Airegin

Airegin was composed by tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins in 1954. It's title derives from the spelling of Nigeria backwards(Airegin). The Miles Davis Quintet was the first group to record the tune....

Let’s Cool One

"Let's Cool One" is a tune written by Thelonious Monk. This composition is one of Monk's more traditional pieces in the sense of jazz harmony. Some of Monk's pieces tend to...

Au Privave

"Au Private" was written in 1951 by the great Charlie Parker.   This bebop tune is a 12 bar blues in the key of F. It's a nice tune to add to your...
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