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Essential Tunes Listsubmitted:
2007/08/10 05:59:34
2011/10/16 01:48:14

On most jazz sites, (such as, and ), you can typically find a list of tunes that that site's users believe that everyone should know in order to be generally prepared. The lists vary from site to site, reflecting web-regional preferences just as you might find regional jam session preference differences. The following is the intersection of several of those lists, and I'll try to get the changes posted to as many of these as possible.

In the process of finding only the tunes common to many sites, and coming up with a "short list" a lot of great tunes got eliminated, but here are the common tunes:

Essential Tunes
A Foggy Day
A Night In Tunisia
Afro Blue
Ain't Misbehavin'
All Blues
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Alone Together
Autumn in New York
Autumn Leaves
Back Home Again in Indiana
Beautiful Love
Billie's Bounce
Blue Bossa
Blue Monk
Blue Trane
Blues For Alice
Body And Soul
Darn that dream
Dolphin Dance
Donna Lee
Don't Get Around Much Anymore swing
Fine and Dandy
Freddie Freeloader
Freedom Jazz Dance
Giant Steps
God Bless the Child
Green Dolphin Street
Have You Met Miss Jones
Here's That Rainy Day
Honeysuckle Rose
How Deep is the Ocean
How High the Moon
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Got Rhythm in F and B-flat
I Love You
I Should Care
I Thought About You standard
I'll Remember April
I'm in the Mood For Love
In a Sentimental Mood
In Walked Bud
It Could Happen To You
It's You or No One
Joy Spring
Just Friends
Killer Joe
Lady Be Good
Lady Bird
Like someone in love
Love Me or Leave Me
Lullaby Of Birdland
Maiden Voyage
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Moment's Notice swing
Moonlight in Vermont
My Favorite Things
My Funny Valentine
My One and Only Love
My Romance
Nica's Dream
Night and Day
On Green Dolphin Street
Out of Nowhere
Over the Rainbow
Pennies from Heaven
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Recorda- me
Round Midnight
Ruby My Dear
Satin Doll
Scrapple From The Apple
September in the Rain
So What
Softly, As in A Morning Sunrise
Someday My Prince Will Come
Song For My Father
St. Thomas
Stella By Starlight
Stolen Moments
Straight No Chaser
Take The A Train
Tea For Two
The Girl From Ipanema
The Song Is You
There is no Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
These Foolish Things
Waltz For Debby
Well You Needn't
What Is This Thing Called Love?
What's New?
Willow Weep For Me
Yardbird Suite
You Don't Know What Love Is
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

Re: Essential Tunes Listsubmitted:
2011/10/16 01:48:14
2011/10/16 01:48:14



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