Mediation is a nice bossa nova. I like the tune, but it’s connected to a painful experience for me. The first time it was called on me I was playing piano with trumpet player Carl Saunders at a jam session. I didn’t know the tune at the time (or a couple others he called), and I was pretty embarrassed. I’m a big fan of Carl, and I wanted him to respect my playing. I vowed to learn a ton of standards, and the result is this website!

This tune is played most commonly in the key of C.

30 Days to Better Jazz Playing

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Videos to learn the melody/changes