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Recommend Jazz Standards

Posted By: Veelo

Recommend Jazz Standards - 09/24/12 09:11 PM

I'm new to jazz and I'd like to hear a few suggestions for jazz standards. Here are my favorites so far:

1. Misty (Erroll Garner)
My favorite version of Misty played by a trio with Doug McKenzie (piano).
[video:youtube]KAoQjoJl8mI[/video]

2. In a sentimental mood (Duke Ellington)
The version below is played by Billy Taylor
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3. Tenderly (music by Walter Gross and lyrics by Jack Lawrence)
The version below is played by Alfonso Gugliucci.
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4. Here's That Rainy Day (music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke)
A version with guitarist Wes Montgomery
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5. Danny boy (traditional)
The version below is played by Keith Jarrett.
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Post your favorite jazz standards (preferrably with a video).
Posted By: jjo

Re: Recommend Jazz Standards - 09/24/12 09:33 PM

Don't know how to imbed video, but this is Bill Evans playing My Foolish Heart:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfGHxzKeHvM&feature=related

Posted By: Chopinlover49

Re: Recommend Jazz Standards - 09/25/12 02:13 AM

Anything by Bill Evans and most Keith Jarrett, Hank Jones, and Dave Brubeck. Not sure how to do videos, either, but lots on YouTube.
Posted By: Veelo

Re: Recommend Jazz Standards - 09/25/12 06:20 PM

To embed a video use:
[video:youtube]<youtube video id>[/video]


Example:
To embed the video from
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-pQDcFwzuU

use:
[video:youtube]C-pQDcFwzuU[/video]

[video:youtube]C-pQDcFwzuU[/video]
Posted By: Brent H

Re: Recommend Jazz Standards - 09/25/12 07:01 PM

I wouldn't consider "Danny Boy" a jazz standard but it's a lovely tune. I play it paired with "Shenandoah" with both being arrangements from a book by Preston Keys called "Simply Beautiful Piano". FWIW, there is a beautiful version of "Shenandoah" by Keith Jarrett as well.

Two songs that I really enjoy playing as well as hearing are "Darn That Dream" and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". There are recordings of both sung by Chet Baker and while I find "Darn That Dream" to make a better instrumental than the vocal version I really like Chet's singing of "I Fall In Love Too Easily".

A tune that I like to pair with "Misty" is "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered". They just go together in my mind, somehow.

A final song I'll mention is "The Shadow Of Your Smile" by Johnny Mandel.
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