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Jazz Originals

Original compositions written by jazz musicians which were later embraced as jazz standards.

So What

So What

This jazz standard is the first tune on Miles Davis' classic record, "Kind of Blue."  It's the top jazz album of all time as measured by sales.  It's sold over 20...
Blue Bossa

Blue Bossa

"Blue Bossa" is a popular standard by the great jazz trumpet player Kenny Dorham. It is one of the first tunes that many jazz musicians learn. It is also one of...
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. ...

C-Jam Blues

C-Jam Blues is a great first jazz tune.  It's so simple to learn the melody by ear, and yet it swings so hard that pros still love to jam on it....
Misty

Misty

"Misty" is a tune written in 1954 by Errol Garner. This ballad has become very popular both in and out of the jazz world. This song had a key role in...

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 blues. It is important to know the...

Cherokee

"Cherokee" is a tune written by Ray Noble originally intended for an "Indian Suite".  This tune was heavily adopted by bebopers such as Charlie Parker and Clifford Brown and remains to...
St. Thomas

St. Thomas

This is a nice, easy latin tune by Sonny Rollins.  It is a very good tune for beginners, but it is a nice tune for musicians at any level to blow...

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. Check out our Blues for Alice jazz...

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 may be that alto saxophonist Eddie "Cleanhead"...

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