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Bebop

Tenor Madness

"Tenor Madness" is a Bb blues written by the great tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins.  It is also the title track of his hit record...

Now’s The Time

"Now's The Time" is a blues in F written by Charlie Parker and is a very important blues head to learn. I would recommend checking...

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...

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...

Chi Chi

Chi Chi is a jazz blues in Ab by Charlie Parker. Bird recorded this track in 1953 at his last significant recording session before...

Straight No Chaser

"Straight No Chaser" is a 12-bar blues head written by Thelonius Monk. It was first recorded on Monk's Blue Note Sessions in 1951. The...

In Walked Bud

"In Walked Bud" is a tune written in 1947 by the great Thelonius Monk. The tune was written in tribute to pianist Bud Powell....

Yardbird Suite

Yardbird Suite was composed by Charlie Parker in 1946. The title refers to Parker's nickname known amongst his colleagues: Yardbird, or Bird. This is...

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....

My Little Suede Shoes

My Little Suede Shoes is a very catchy, lyrical tune.  It's one of the most accessible tunes Bird wrote.  Many of his tunes had...

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