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Great American Songbook

1920-1950s American popular songs written for musicals and film.

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All of Me

"All Of Me"  was written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simon in 1931. It has become one of the most recorded songs of its era including popular versions done by Frank...
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Autumn Leaves G minor

This is one of the most well-known standards of all time. It's usually done in Bb major/Gminor or G major/E minor, although when I was researching recordings of this tune I...
All The Things You Are

All The Things You Are

All the Things You Are was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II for the Broadway musical "Very Warm for Me," which debuted in 1939.  All the Things You Are is...
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Fly Me To The Moon

"Fly Me To The Moon" is a tune written by Bart Howard in 1954. It was originally entitled "In Other Words" but the title was later changed to "Fly Me To...
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Autumn Leaves E minor

Autumn Leaves is played often in two different keys, G minor and E minor. However, when I was researching this tune we found very few recordings in E minor. The recordings...

There Will Never Be Another You

I've been fascinated by this jazz standard ever since I was in high school. I was at the Lionel Hampton jazz festival in Moscow, Idaho, which is the biggest jazz festival...
Summertime

Summertime

"Summertime" is a tune written by the great George Gershwin for the 1935 opera "Porgy and Bess". Lyrics were written by DuBose Hayward. This tune is recognized as one of the...
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Stella By Starlight

"Stella By Starlight" is arguably one of the most popular jazz standards of all time. This tune is a must know for any situation a jazz musician may encounter. This tune...
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On Green Dolphin Street in (C)

On Green Dolphin Street is one of our 10 Mother Tunes.  This famous tune was made for a 1947 movie, "Green Dolphin Street," and is known for switching back and forth...
Alone Together - Jazz Standards

Alone Together

"Alone Together" is a timeless tune written by Arthur Schwartz with lyrics by Howard Dietz. It was written for the 1932 Broadway musical "Flying Colors". The first jazz recording of this tune...

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