Jazz Repertoire: essential standards part 3

Jazz Repertoire: essential standards part 3

Building your jazz repertoire: part 3 of essential standards

Here’s my final list of suggestions for your jazz repertoire. These are all standards that you should become familiar with.

Although I’ve listed 14 tunes, I suggest you at least learn What Is This Thing Called Love, Softly As In A Morning Sunrise and Yesterdays.

For more of a challenge, take a look at Stella By Starlight.

So here’s the final list. If you wish to catch up with previous lists, scroll down the page.

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Lover Man

Composer: Jimmy Davis

Date: 1941

Form: AABA

Usual key: F

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My Funny Valentine

Composer: Richard Rodgers

Date: 1937

Form: ABC

Usual key: C minor

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My Romance

Composer: Richard Rodgers

Date: 1935

Form: AB

Usual key: Bb

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Perdido

Composer: Juan Tizol

Date: 1942

Form: AABA

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Secret Love

Composer: Sammy Fain

Date: 1953

Form: AABA

Usual key: Eb

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Softly As In A Morning Sunrise

Composer: Sigmund Romberg

Form: AABA

Usual key: C minor

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Star Eyes

Composer: Gene De Paul

Date: 1943

Form: AABA

Usual key: Eb

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Stella By Starlight

Composer: Victor Young

Date: 1944

Form: ABC

Usual key: Eb

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There Will Never Be Another You

Composer: Harry Warren

Date: 1942

Form: ABAC

Usual key: Eb

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What Is This Thing Called Love

Composer: Cole Porter

Date: 1929

Form: AABA

Usual key: C

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What’s New

Composer: Bob Haggart

Date: 1939

Form: AABA

Usual key: C

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Yesterdays

Composer: Jerome Kern

Date: 1933

Form: AB

Usual key: D minor

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You Don’t Know What Love Is

Composer: Gene De Paul

Date: 1941

Form: AABA

Usual key: F minor

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You’ve Changed

Composer: Carl Fisher

Date: 1941

Form: AABA

Usual key: Eb

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You can find my full list of suggested jazz repertoire in
Learn Jazz Piano, book 3.

Jazz repertoire
Book 3

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