Best songs to play with a pianist (piano player)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by WildBill, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. WildBill


    Jul 7, 2002
    I was just wondering because one of my good friends is a talented piano player and I want to know some good jam/warm up songs to play with her.
  2. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    Check out some Ben Folds Five. Some good ones to try are:

    Song for the Dumped
    etc. (bassically the more upbeat songs)

    Hope that helped.
  3. how about billy joel? "only the good die young" has a great walking bass part.
  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    I agreee completely with the Billy Joel and Ben Folds. Miles Davis' "Blue in Green" off of Kind of Blue is a great one, too.
  5. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    Some of the Beatles can be do-able.
  6. Any Doors stuff is good. Try 'Riders On The Storm'.
  7. rustyshakelford


    Jul 9, 2002
    Out of the real book, some nice tunes for duets are:

    A Child is Born
    Someday My Price Will Come
    It May as Well Be Spring

    A Child is Born is particularly enjoyable to solo over. Also, the chords are easy to play on bass. Assuming you canplay chords and still imply rythm, I think the pianist would love to solo on that.

    Bill Frissell and Fred hersch have a nice album of duets called "Songs We Know". This may provide approaches to these tunes.

  8. How about some old Van Morrison, the Moondance album...?