The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire

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Oxford University Press, 2012 - African Americans - 527 pages
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Written by award-winning jazz historian Ted Gioia, this comprehensive guide offers an illuminating look at more than 250 seminal jazz compositions. In this comprehensive and unique survey, here are the songs that sit at the heart of the jazz repertoire, ranging from "Ain't Misbehavin'" and"Autumn in New York" to "God Bless the Child," "How High the Moon," and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love." Gioia includes Broadway show tunes written by such greats as George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, and classics by such famed jazz musicians as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, andJohn Coltrane. The book offers vibrant discussions of each song, packed with information about how the song was written, who recorded it, the song's place in jazz history, and much more. Gioia includes recommendations for more than 2,000 recordings, with a list of suggested tracks for each song. Filled withcolorful anecdotes and expert commentary, The Jazz Standards will appeal to a wide audience, serving as a fascinating introduction for new fans, an invaluable and long-needed handbook for jazz lovers and musicians, and an indispensable reference for students and educators.
 

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This book tells the story of the major jazz songs, and includes information on major recordings. Interesting reading for the jazz enthusiast, and a good reference book. Read full review

Contents

After Youve Gone
3
Aint Misbehavin
5
Airegin
7
Alfie
9
All Blues
11
All of Me
12
All of You
13
All the Things You Are
15
Love for Sale
240
Lover
242
Lover Come Back to Me
243
Lover Man
245
Lullaby of Birdland
247
Lush Life
249
Mack the Knife
252
Maiden Voyage
254

Alone Together
18
Angel Eyes
20
April in Paris
21
Autumn in New York
23
Autumn Leaves
24
Bags Groove
27
Basin Street Blues
29
Beale Street Blues
31
Bemsha Swing
32
Billies Bounce
34
Blue Bossa
36
Blue in Green
37
Blue Monk
39
Blue Moon
40
Blue Skies
42
Bluesette
44
Body and Soul
46
But Beautiful
48
But Not for Me
50
Bye Bye Blackbird
52
C Jam Blues
55
Cantaloupe Island
56
Caravan
58
Chelsea Bridge
59
Cherokee
61
A Child Is Born
63
Come Rain or Come Shine
64
Come Sunday
66
Con Alma
68
Confirmation
70
Corcovado
72
Cotton Tail
73
Darn That Dream
75
Days of Wine and Roses
77
Desafinado
78
Dinah
80
Django
82
Do Nothin Till You Hear from Me
83
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
85
Donna Lee
86
Dont Blame Me
88
Dont Get Around Much Anymore
90
East of the Sun and West of the Moon
93
Easy Living
94
Easy to Love
96
Embraceable You
97
Emily
99
Epistrophy
101
Everything Happens to Me
103
Evidence
105
Evry Time We Say Goodbye
107
Exactly Like You
109
Falling in Love with Love
111
Fascinating Rhythm
113
Fly Me to the Moon
115
A Foggy Day
117
Footprints
119
Gee Baby Aint I Good to You?
121
Georgia on My Mind
122
Ghost of a Chance
124
Giant Steps
126
The Girl from Ipanema
128
God Bless the Child
130
Gone with the Wind
132
Good Morning Heartache
134
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
136
Groovin High
137
Have You Met Miss Jones?
140
Heres That Rainy Day
142
Honeysuckle Rose
143
Hot House
146
How Deep Is the Ocean?
148
How High the Moon
150
How Insensitive
152
How Long Has This Been Going On?
153
I Cant Get Started
156
I Cant Give You Anything but Love
158
I Cover the Waterfront
160
I Didnt Know What Time It Was
162
I Fall in Love Too Easily
163
I Got It Bad and That Aint Good
165
I Got Rhythm
167
I Hear a Rhapsody
169
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
171
I Love You
172
I Mean You
174
I Only Have Eyes for You
176
I Remember Clifford
178
I Should Care
180
I Surrender Dear
181
I Thought about You
183
I Want to Be Happy
185
If You Could See Me Now
186
Ill Remember April
188
Im in the Mood for Love
189
Impressions
191
In a Mellow Tone
193
In a Sentimental Mood
195
In Your Own Sweet Way
197
Indiana
198
Invitation
201
It Could Happen to You
203
It Dont Mean a Thing If It Aint Got That Swing
204
It Might as Well Be Spring
206
Ive Found a New Baby
208
The Jitterbug Waltz
211
Joy Spring
213
Just Friends
214
Just One of Those Things
216
Just You Just Me
218
King Porter Stomp
220
Lady Bird
223
The Lady Is a Tramp
225
Lament
227
Laura
228
Lester Leaps In
231
Like Someone in Love
232
Limehouse Blues
234
Liza
236
Lonely Woman
238
The Man I Love
256
Manhã de Carnaval
257
Mean to Me
259
Meditation
261
Memories of You
262
Milestones
264
Misterioso
266
Misty
268
Moments Notice
269
Mood Indigo
271
More Than You Know
273
Muskrat Ramble
275
My Favorite Things
277
My Foolish Heart
278
My Funny Valentine
280
My Old Flame
282
My One and Only Love
284
My Romance
286
Naima
288
Nardis
290
Nature Boy
291
The Nearness of You
293
Nice Work If You Can Get It
295
Night and Day
297
Night in Tunisia
299
Night Train
301
Nows the Time
302
Nuages
304
Oh Lady Be Good
306
Old Folks
308
Oleo
310
On a Clear Day
311
On Green Dolphin Street
313
On the Sunny Side of the Street
315
Once I Loved
317
One Note Samba
319
One oClock Jump
320
Ornithology
322
Our Love Is Here to Stay
324
Out of Nowhere
326
Over the Rainbow
328
Peace
331
The Peacocks
333
Pennies from Heaven
334
Perdido
335
Poinciana
337
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
339
Prelude to a Kiss
341
Rhythmaning
343
Round Midnight
345
Royal Garden Blues
348
Ruby My Dear
349
St James Infirmary
352
St Louis Blues
354
St Thomas
357
Satin Doll
358
Scrapple from the Apple
360
Secret Love
362
The Shadow of Your Smile
363
Shine
365
Skylark
367
Smile
369
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
371
So What
373
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
375
Solar
377
Solitude
378
Someday My Prince Will Come
380
Someone to Watch over Me
382
Song for My Father
383
The Song Is You
385
Sophisticated Lady
386
Soul Eyes
388
Speak Low
390
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
392
Spring Is Here
394
Star Dust
396
Star Eyes
398
Stella by Starlight
400
Stolen Moments
402
Stompin at the Savoy
403
Stormy Weather
405
Straight No Chaser
407
Struttin with Some Barbecue
409
Summertime
411
Sweet Georgia Brown
413
S Wonderful
415
Take Five
418
Take the A Train
420
Tea for Two
422
Tenderly
423
There Is No Greater Love
425
There Will Never Be Another You
427
These Foolish Things
428
They Cant Take That Away from Me
430
Things Aint What They Used to Be
432
Tiger Rag
434
Time after Time
437
Tin Roof Blues
438
The Very Thought of You
441
Waltz for Debby
444
Watermelon Man
446
Wave
448
The Way You Look Tonight
449
Well You Neednt
452
What Is This Thing Called Love?
453
Whats New?
456
When the Saints Go Marching In
457
Whisper Not
459
Willow Weep for Me
460
Yardbird Suite
463
Yesterdays
464
You Dont Know What Love Is
466
You Go to My Head
468
You Stepped Out of a Dream
470
Youd Be So Nice to Come Home To
471
NOTES
475
INDEX
483
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Ted Gioia is a pianist, recording artist, and the author of eight books including the award-winning The History of Jazz and Delta Blues.

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