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Bebop

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

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 blues. It is important to know the...

Blues for Alice

Blues for Alice on Learn Jazz Standards is a great way to improve your ability to play more inside the changes with bebop ideas. Check out our Blues for Alice jazz...
A night in Tunisia - Jazz Standards

A Night in Tunisia

A Night in Tunisia is a colorful tune written by arguably jazz music's most colorful character-Dizzy Gillespie.  Jazz folklore has it that Dizzy Gillespie penned A Night in Tunisia, also known...

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 may be that alto saxophonist Eddie "Cleanhead"...

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...
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...

Donna Lee

"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...

Oleo

"Oleo" is a tune written by the great tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins. It is one of the most popular Rhythm Changes tunes and is important to know. It's a standard 32 bar...

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 changes to blow over. This is a...

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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