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Bebop

Joy Spring

"Joy Spring" is a tune written by the great trumpeter Clifford Brown. This tune starts and ends in F major but takes a ride through...

Woody’n You

"Woody'n You" is a tune written by the great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. It has been recorded and performed by many jazz artists over the...

Ornithology

"Ornithology" is a tune written by Charlie Parker. The word ornithology means the study of birds which makes this an appropriate title seeing as...

Anthropology

"Anthropology" was tune written by Charlie Parker. It is a bebop head based on the chord changes of George Gershwin's tune "I Got Rhythm".   There are MANY other...

Birk’s Works

"Birk's Works" is a tune written by the late great trumpeter and co-pioneer of bebop Dizzy Gillespie. This is a fantastic tune and has...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Scrapple From The Apple

"Scrapple From The Apple" is a bebop tune written by the great pioneer of bebop himself, Charlie Parker. This tune borrows the changes of "Honeysuckle...

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