Welcome to episode 226 of the LJS Podcast where today we cover the very important topic of ending jazz standards. Ever come to the end of jamming on a standard only for things to fall apart at the end? We all need some stock endings in our arsenal, and in today’s episode, I go over 7 different endings you can use to conclude jazz standards.
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When playing jazz standards, it’s important to have a number of stock endings that you already know, that you’ve already planned out, so you have some options when you’re trying to end a jazz standard and so you can avoid the awkward in not really knowing how to end a song situation.
So in today’s episode, I will be going over 7 different endings for jazz standards.
In this episode:
1. Take the A Train Ending
2. Count Basie Ending
3. Ritardando Ending
4. bIImaj7 Ending
5. Altered I Chord Ending
6. ii-IV-iii-VI Tag Ending
7. b5 Chromatic Descending Ending