Not an LJS Inner Circle Member? LEARN MORE

Lazy Bird

Before you start...

Download our free eGuide "Learn Jazz Standards The Smart Way" and make sure you are setting yourself up for success!

Chord Charts

C Instruments Bb Instruments Eb Instruments

“Lazy Bird” is a tune written by the great tenor saxophonist and jazz icon John Coltrane. It was first heard on his hit record “Blue Train”.
Many believe this tune is a reference to Tadd Dameron’s “Lady Bird”.
Be sure to check out the coda at the end. Sometimes this is overlooked but do not be fooled, this is a part of the tune. There is some debate regarding the first two chords of the coda, but we have included two sets referenced from recordings and common charts.

Videos to learn the melody/changes

Previous articleCotton Tail
Next articleAu Privave
Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Chord Charts

C Instruments Bb Instruments Eb Instruments

Follow Us

Join the LJS Inner Circle Membership

Join the Inner Circle


I want to...