Blues

12-bar blues is the most common form in jazz. Examples include Now's the Time and Blues for Alice.

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...
Thing's Ain't What They Used To Be

Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

Things Ain't What They Used To Be was written by Mercer Ellington in 1941. Mercer, son of Duke Ellington, wrote this piece for his father's orchestra due to an ASCAP strike...
Route-66

Route 66

Route 66, or "(Get Your Kicks On)Route 66" is a blues written by Bobby Troup in 1946. Nat King Cole recorded it in the same year of its composition, leading many...

Watermelon Man

Watermelon Man was written by Herbie Hancock, originally for his 1962 hit record Takin' Off. Hancock wrote this tune with the intention of marketing his record, and was the first tune...

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...

Equinox

"Equinox" was written by the great tenor saxophonist John Coltrane. It was recorded on his 1964 hit record "Coltrane's Sound". Coltrane's wife, Naima, named this tune. Equinox is a 12 bar...

Footprints

"Footprints" is a tune written by the great saxophonist Wayne Shorter. It first appeared on his 1966 record "Adams Apple". This tune has become a very popular standard and is a...

Blues In The Closet

"Blues In The Closet" is a blues composed by the great bassist Oscar Pettiford. This tune was originally recorded in the key of Ab, however being a fairly simple melody, it...
All Blues - Jazz Standards

All Blues

"All Blues"  was written by Miles Davis for his 1959 best-selling record, "Kind Of Blue". It is a 12 bar blues with a V7 to bVI7 to V7 turnaround, a signature of this tune. ...

Take The Coltrane

"Take The Coltrane" is a tune written by Billy Strayhorn. This tune is best known for being recorded on the famous 1963 record Duke Ellington And John Coltrane. This is an...
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