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Jazz Ballads

The Shadow of Your Smile

The Shadow of Your Smile was written by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. This piece was composed by Mandel for the...

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...

Peace

Peace was written by the great pianist and composer Horace Silver. It's a 10 bar ballad that explores diatonic and modal functions. This is...

Georgia On My Mind

Georgia On My Mind was written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1930. Lyrics were written by Stuart Gorrell. It was first recorded in New York...

My Romance

"My Romance" was written by composer Richard Rodgers with lyrics by his frequent collaborator Lorenz Hart. It was introduced in the 1935 musical "Jumbo"...

Central Park West

"Central Park West" was written by the great tenor saxophonist John Coltrane. It was first recorded on his ground breaking 1964 record "Coltrane Sound"....

You Don’t Know What Love Is

"You Don't Know What Love Is" was written by Gene De Paul and Don Raye in 1941. It was composed for the 1941 film...

My One And Only Love

"My One And Only Love" was originally composed by Guy Warren in 1947 with lyrics by Jack Lawrence. The tune was not at first...

Polka Dots and Moonbeams

"Polka Dots and Moonbeams" was written by Jimmy Van Heusen. F major is the most common key for this well-known ballad. Lyrics were written...

Angel Eyes

"Angel Eyes" was written by Matt Dennis in 1941. The lyrics were written by Earl Brent. This tune was first featured in the 1953...

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