• Minor Tonality Theory

    Basics about Minor Tonality; Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor. Especially about scales and chord category.

    • Diatonic Chord and Diatonic Scale
    • Diatonic Chord Function
    • Classification By Frequency Of Use
    • Parent Scale

    updated on Aug 22, 2015

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  • Cherokee Song

    Cherokee Analyze Sheet

    One of the most popular jazz standard songs which are played very fast in jam session. Written by Ray Noble.

    Composer
    Ray Noble
    Lyricist
    Ray Noble
    Form
    A-A-B-A
    Style
    Swing

    updated on Sep 3, 2015

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  • Quartet Album

    recorded by Herbie Hancock in 1981

    Album art work of Quartet by Herbie Hancock

    Quartet

    Musicians

    • Wynton Marsalis
    • Herbie Hancock
    • Ron Carter
    • Tony Williams

    Tracks

    • Well, You Needn't
    • 'Round Midnight
    • Clearways
    • A Quick Sketch
    • The Eye Of The Hurricane
    • and more....

    updated on Apr 6, 2023

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  • The Complete Savoy Recordings Album

    recorded by Lester Young in 1944

    Album art work of The Complete Savoy Recordings by Lester Young

    The Complete Savoy Recordings

    Musicians

    • Lester Young
    • Hank D'Amico
    • BIlly Butterfield
    • Dexter Hall
    • Johnny Guarnieri
    • Billy Taylor
    • Cozy Cole
    • Earle Warren,Jimmy Powell
    • Buddy Tate,Lester Young
    • Rudy Rutherford
    • Al Kilian,Ed Lewis,Harry Edison,Joe Newman
    • Dickie Wells,Eli Robinson,Lou Taylor,Ted Donelly
    • Freddie Green
    • Clyde Hart
    • Rodney Richardson
    • Jo Jones
    • Buddy Tate
    • Count Basie
    • Shadow Wilson

    Tracks

    • These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
    • Exercise In Swing [Take 1 Master]
    • Salute To Fats
    • Exercise In Swing [Take 3]
    • Exercise In Swing [Take 4]
    • and more....

    Remarks

    • Big Band

    updated on Apr 5, 2023

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  • Shoogie Wanna Boogie Album

    recorded by David Matthews & Whirlwind in 1976

    Album art work of Shoogie Wanna Boogie by David Matthews & Whirlwind

    Shoogie Wanna Boogie

    Musicians

    • Michael Brecker
    • Ronnie Cuber
    • Jon Faddis,Randy Brecker
    • Jerry Friedman,Steve Khan
    • Don Grolnick
    • Barry Miles
    • Anthony Jackson
    • Andy Newmark
    • Sue Evans
    • Joe Farrell
    • Alan Rubin,Burt Collins,Joe Shepley,Randy Brecker
    • Sam Burtis,Tom Malone
    • Dave Taylor
    • Jim Buffington,Peter Gordon
    • Joe Shepley,Jon Faddis
    • Fred Wesley
    • Jerry Friedman,John Tropea,Lance Quinn
    • Pat Rebillot
    • Jeff Berlin
    • Carlos Martin,Sue Evans
    • Patti Austin
    • David Matthews
    • Ken Ascher
    • Anthony Jackson,Will Lee
    • Nicky Marrero,Sue Evans
    • Gwen Guthrie,Patti Austin,Vivian Cherry
    • Michael Brecker
    • Lance Quinn

    Tracks

    • Shoogie Wanna Boogie
    • My Girl
    • You Keep Me Hanging On
    • California Dreaming
    • Gotta Be Where You Are
    • and more....

    Remarks

    • Choir
    • Strings

    updated on Apr 5, 2023

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  • Mighty Lights Album

    recorded by Jane Ira Bloom in 1982

    Album art work of Mighty Lights by Jane Ira Bloom

    Mighty Lights

    Musicians

    • Jane Ira Bloom
    • Fred Hersch
    • Charlie Haden
    • Ed Blackwell

    Tracks

    • 2-5-1
    • Lost In The Stars
    • I Got Rhythm But No Melody
    • The Man With Glasses
    • Change Up
    • and more....

    updated on Apr 6, 2023

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  • How High The Moon Song

    One of the most popular medium up swing tune among jazz musicians.

    Composer
    Morgan Lewis
    Lyricist
    Nancy Hamilton
    Form
    A-B-A-C
    Style
    Medium Up Swing

    updated on Mar 27, 2016

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  • Standards Album

    recorded by Patrice Rushen, Stanley Clarke & Ndugu Chancler in 2000

    Album art work of Standards by Patrice Rushen, Stanley Clarke & Ndugu Chancler

    Standards

    Musicians

    • Patrice Rushen
    • Stanley Clarke
    • Ndugu Chancler

    Tracks

    • Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
    • Mack The Knife (Moritat)
    • Salt Peanuts
    • I Mean You
    • Now's The Time
    • and more....

    updated on Apr 5, 2023

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  • Rain Forest Album

    recorded by Jeremy Steig & Eddie Gomez in 1980

    Album art work of Rain Forest by Jeremy Steig & Eddie Gomez

    Rain Forest

    Musicians

    • Jeremy Steig
    • Karl Ratzer
    • Eddie Gomez
    • Steve Gadd
    • Mike Nock
    • Jack DeJohnette
    • Ray Barretto
    • Naná Vasconcelos

    Tracks

    • Dugnafield
    • Rhomb Line
    • Sacrifice
    • Rain Forest
    • Amazon Express
    • and more....

    Remarks

    • Drumless
    • Chordless

    updated on Apr 6, 2023

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  • Red Garland Musician

    Red Garland

    Red garland is one of the legend bebop pianist, who popularized a block chord piano style. Also well known as a pianist of Miles Davis quartet.

    Birth Name
    William McKinley Garland, Jr.
    Born
    May 13, 1923
    Dallas, Texas
    Died
    April 23, 1984
    Dallas, Texas

    updated on Jan 21, 2017

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  • Ray Brown Musician

    Ray Brown

    One of the jazz bass legend between bebop era and modern era. Also one of the pioneer of jazz cello. He is known as a sideman, a band leader and an educator. His style bases on very basics so his bass lines are used to study basic bass lines very widely.

    Birth Name
    Raymond Matthews Brown
    Born
    October 13, 1926
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    Died
    July 2, 2002
    Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    updated on Oct 25, 2015

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  • Chord Inversion Theory

    2nd Inversion

    Technically, this is not jazz theory. This is classical music theory.

    • 1st Inversion
    • 2nd Inversion
    • Notation
    • Function

    updated on Jun 30, 2015

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  • Long Ago And Far Away Album

    recorded by Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau in 2005

    Album art work of Long Ago And Far Away by Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau

    Long Ago And Far Away

    Musicians

    • Brad Mehldau
    • Charlie Haden

    Tracks

    • Au Privave
    • My Old Flame
    • What'll I Do
    • Long Ago And Far Away
    • My Love And I
    • and more....

    Remarks

    • Duo

    updated on Apr 5, 2023

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  • Bye Bye Blackbird Song

    Bye Bye Blackbird analysys sheet

    One of the most popular tune among jazz musicians. Written by Ray Henderson.

    Composer
    Ray Henderson
    Lyricist
    Mort Dixon
    Form
    A-B-C-A'
    Style
    Medium Swing

    updated on Mar 20, 2016

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  • Pat Metheny Quote

    Always be the worst guy in every band you're in.

    updated on Jun 3, 2017

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  • The Charles Mingus Quintet & Max Roach Album

    recorded by Charles Mingus in 1955

    Album art work of The Charles Mingus Quintet & Max Roach by Charles Mingus

    The Charles Mingus Quintet & Max Roach

    Musicians

    • George Barrow
    • Eddie Bert
    • Mal Waldron
    • Charles Mingus
    • Willie Jones
    • Max Roach

    Tracks

    • A Foggy Day (In London Town)
    • Drums
    • Haitian Fight Song
    • Lady Bird
    • I'll Remember April
    • and more....

    Remarks

    • Chordless

    updated on Apr 5, 2023

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  • Diatonic Chord Theory

    Basics of Diatonic Chord: chord category, voice leading and functions.

    • Function
    • Tonic
    • Sub dominant
    • Dominant
    • Sub Function

    updated on Aug 22, 2015

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  • Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise Song

    One of the most popular minor key jazz standard songs. Written by Sigmund Romberg.

    Composer
    Sigmund Romberg
    Lyricist
    Oscar Hammerstein II
    Form
    A - A - B - A
    Style
    Swing

    updated on Mar 20, 2016

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  • Wynton Kelly Musician

    Wynton Kelly

    Birth Name
    Wynton Charles Kelly
    Born
    December 2, 1931
    Brooklyn, New York
    Died
    April 12, 1971
    Toronto, Canada

    updated on Jan 21, 2017

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  • Smoke Stack Album

    recorded by Andrew Hill in 1963

    Album art work of Smoke Stack by Andrew Hill

    Smoke Stack

    Musicians

    • Andrew Hill
    • RIchard Davis
    • Eddie Khan
    • Roy Haynes

    Tracks

    • Smoke Stack
    • The Day After
    • Wailing Wall
    • Ode To Von
    • Not So
    • and more....

    Remarks

    • Arco

    updated on Apr 5, 2023

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  • Beautiful Love Song

    Beautiful Love Analyze Sheet

    One of the most popular minor key jazz standard songs in jam session. Written by Victor Young, Wayne King & Egbert Van Alstyne.

    Composer
    Victor Young, Wayne King & Egbert Van Alstyne
    Lyricist
    Haven Gillespie
    Form
    A-B-A-C (A-B-A-B’)
    Style
    Swing

    updated on Dec 4, 2015

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  • Princess Sita Album

    recorded by Dominique Di Piazza in 2007

    Album art work of Princess Sita by Dominique Di Piazza

    Princess Sita

    Musicians

    • Dominique Di Piazza
    • Nelson Veras
    • Manhu Roche

    Tracks

    • Nuages
    • Nemo
    • St. John
    • Wake Up
    • Princess Sita
    • and more....

    Remarks

    • Solo

    updated on Apr 5, 2023

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  • The Prisoner Album

    recorded by Herbie Hancock in 1969

    Album art work of The Prisoner by Herbie Hancock

    The Prisoner

    Musicians

    • Joe Henderson
    • Hubert Laws
    • Jerome Richardson
    • Johnny Coles
    • Garnett Brown
    • Tony Studd
    • Herbie Hancock
    • Buster Williams
    • Albert "Tootie" Heath
    • Romeo Penque
    • Jack Jeffers

    Tracks

    • I Have A Dream
    • The Prisoner
    • Firewater
    • He Who Lives In Fear
    • Promise Of The Sun
    • and more....

    updated on Apr 5, 2023

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  • Ben Williams Quote

    My motto has always been to “stay ready” so you never have to “get ready.”

    updated on Aug 30, 2015

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  • In A Sentimental Mood Song

    One of the most popular Duke Ellington's ballad tunes among jazz musicians.

    Composer
    Duke Ellington
    Lyricist
    Irving Mills, Manny Kurtz
    Form
    A-A-B-A
    Style
    Ballad

    updated on Aug 23, 2016

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