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Chapter 1 Introduction

Papa Lips

Medium Latin Calypso

papa-lips

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Ruby My Dear

Medium Ballad. Real Book One, page 254

ruby-my-dear

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Satin Doll - Duke Elligton

A Duke Ellington favourite.

satin-doll

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Chapter 2 The Tunes

Real Book One - Tunes with example videos

Affirmation

Watch out! This one's by George Benson.

affirmation

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Autumn Leaves - Miles Davis

This tune is often quoted as an example of a cycle of fourths progression or fifths depending on which way round you are spinning.
I recently came across this version with Chet Baker & Paul Desmond

autumn-leaves

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All Of Me

Billie Holiday - All Of Me (Okeh Records 1941) Different Key to the real book

all-of-me

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Basin Street Blues - Spencer Williams

I kind of old trad jazz tune.

basiin-street-blues

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Ornette Coleman - Bird Food

Very fast swing. Hence the title Bird food. Less Charlie parker and more like a real bird.

bird-food

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Joe Henderson - Blue Bossa

Latin Bossa Nova Rhythm

blue-bossa

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McCoy Tyner - Blues On The Corner

Which corner? The corner of what?

blues-on-the-corner

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Gerry Mulligan - Bernie's Tune

Real book one - Page 17 (Based on this Gerry Mulligan version
This tune is quite a challenge because not only does it feature low notes, right down to the bottom B-flat, but these notes are also quite fast. Get the rhythmic repeat at the start of the tune accurately. Exact repeat running into four rising quarter notes.
Bernies Tune Trumpet music

bernies-tune

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Desafinado

Also - Real Book 1 page 63

desafinado

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DINDI

Different key - Transposed for vocal ?

Miles Davis - FOUR

This one's faster but in the same key as the real book.

miles-davis-four

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Four Brothers

Quiet a fast tune. Practice it until it comes clean , then try to put something original into the feel

four-brothers

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Dave Grusin. Friends and Strangers.

You know this one! It's got a funky electric piano sound like that Taxi series from New York with Danny Devito

friends-and-strangers

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Gloria's Step by Scott Lafaro

Gloria's Step - Live with Scott LaFaro's Prescott Bass

gloria's-step

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Yellowjackets - Goin' Home (1981)

Going Home - Russ Ferrante (As played by the Yellow Jackets)

goin-home

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The Goodbye look

Although I liked the album "Can't buy a thrill" , I find this tune rather boring. I'll leave it in the box.

the-goodbye-look

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killing-me-softly-with-his-song

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La Samba

There is an intro of flute riffs before the head

la-samba

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James Moody - Last Train From Overbrook

A bit of a Rock stomper - Like a real train

last-train-from-overbrook

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Like Someone In Love

Nice playing but not in the Real Book key

like-someone-in-love

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Line for Lyons

Get the lower register of the tenor sax for the best sound for the tune.

line-for-lyons

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Early Autumn - Stan Getz

As played by Stan Getz. Refer to Real Book One Page 72

early-autumn

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Little Sunflower

A common flute tune with a simple minor blues feel. Made popular by Freddy Hubbard

little-sunflower

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A Little Tear

Sarah Vaughan (with Hélio Delmiro / Guitar)
Same key as REAL BOOK 1

a-little-tear

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love-came-on-stealthy-fingers

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Love Dance

This one seems in key of the REAL BOOK 1 pg 173

love-dance

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"Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" (1966)

The FCSB will play from an arrangement "As played by Buddy Rich". Cannonball Aderley also has a fine version of this soulful groove.

mercy-mercy-mercy

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the-midnight-sun

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the-midnight-sun-will-never-set

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Modadji

You have to find a way to make this sound interesting and not just another slow funky mash.

modadji

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Al Jarreau - Mornin' (Official Video)

Work on a good original way to catch this and prevent it from becoming another jazz funk soup mash

mornin'

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Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance

I had the spiro giro album in the seventies

morning-dance

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Mr Clean

Got to be deep sounding tenor on the head. Not a whinning high sop sax.

mr-clean

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sonja's-sanfona

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Black Ice

Very 70's sounding jazz fusion ....

black-ice

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Gemini

Gemini - Cannonball Adderley (In New York)

gemini

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Here's That Rainy Day

Gentle Ballad with potential to go somewhere

here's-that-rainy-day

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i'll-take-romance

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I Should Care, by Sammy Cahn

A young sax player demonstrating the raw tune

i-should-care

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Imagination

Medium slow ballad.

imagination

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