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Jazz Standards

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...

Autumn In New York

Autumn In New York was written by Vernon Duke in 1934 for the Broadway musical Thumbs Up.  Many jazz musicians went on to perform it...

Embraceable You

Embraceable You was written by George Gershwin in 1928 originally for an unpublished operetta entitled East is West.  In 1930 it was published and featured...

Groovin’ High

Groovin' High was written by the great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in 1945. The chord changes are based off of Paul Whiteman's composition Whispering. Be...

A Foggy Day

A Foggy Day or also known as A Foggy Day (In London Town), was written by George Gershwin. Lyrics were written by his brother...

Love For Sale

Love For Sale was written by Cole Porter for the 1930 musical The New Yorkers. The lyrics refer to a prostitutes offerings of "love...

Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland was written by Sammy Fain for the 1951 Disney classic Alice In Wonderland. Bill Evans arguably brought this song to popularity...

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty was written by the great innovative pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. It was recorded on his 1968 record Underground, and is the...

It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)

It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) was written by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Irving Mills in 1931. The...

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...

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