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This is a list of tunes you should learn by heart. Almost everyone at a session will know them.

 

 A Night in Tunisia - Dizzy's national anthem of bebop

All the Things You Are

All Blues

A-Train

Au Privave - is a great Bird head, so is Billies Bounce

Autumn Leaves

Blue Bossa

Body and Soul

Cherokee

Confirmation - perhaps THE national Anthem of Bebop

Dolphin Dance

Four

Footprints

Green Dolphin Street - better in Eb but real book people play it in C

How High the Moon

I Remember April

Impressions - dont get lost, it's about form

Invitation  - latin to swing, different tempos

Moments Notice - a great Trane tune but it is probably not the first tune called. Same could be said of Giant Steps but if you know that one you probably are way ahead of this list!

Mr PC - minor Blues

Oleo - rhythm changes

Recordame

Satin Doll

Softly as a Morning Sunrise

Stella by Starlight

St. Thomas

Summertime

There is no greater Love

There will never be Another You

Tune Up

What is this Thing Called Love