My Little Suede Shoes is a very catchy, lyrical tune.  It’s one of the most accessible tunes Bird wrote.  Many of his tunes had angular melodies that some people  unaccustomed to bebop have a tough time following (not you or I, of course, but some listeners have a tough time with bebop.  Try singing Donna Lee…).  However, this is a good melody that even non-jazz audiences will enjoy. It can be played with a swing or latin feel, as you will hear on the youtube recordings.

30 Stepsto Better Jazz Playing

Videos to learn the melody/changes

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