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Favorite Standards (Doesn't have to be Jazz!)

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Quinn Roberts, Jan 17, 2018.


  1. How's everyone doing today? I was just playing through one of my all-time favorite songs, "Afro Blue", and got to wondering what were some favorite standard songs that my fellow TB members enjoy. No genres discouraged, if you consider it a "standard" in any way, shape, or form, then let me hear it! :thumbsup:

     
  2. Average White Band - Pick up the pieces

     
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  3. Papa was a rolling stone
     
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  4. csc2048b

    csc2048b

    Apr 4, 2010
    philippines

     
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  5. This is a song I've honestly neglected up to this point. I know what I'm working towards today! :D

    Another favorite of mine
     
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  6. csc2048b

    csc2048b

    Apr 4, 2010
    philippines
    you know this thread could go on forever, right?
    :laugh:

     
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  7. That was the plan at least! ;)

     
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  8. csc2048b

    csc2048b

    Apr 4, 2010
    philippines
    what's that axe mclaughlin's playing? at first i thought it was a klein but the classic PAFs and weird headstock says otherwise.

    the more uptempo live laserdisc version turned me on to Eddie Gomez back in '92 (been searching high and low for it ever since). Gadd was monstrous too and eventually i was led to:

    unfortunately, i've tried in vain but it seems playing humpty dumpty properly is beyond my skills. i'll jam along on my own but wouldn't dare perform my lame version in front of people.
     
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  9. I couldn't begin to tell you. I've wondered that since the first time I saw video of him playing it. I believe it's a relatively new model at least, whatever it may be.
    Also, that's an excellent version of "My Favorite Things"! Thanks for the share! :woot::thumbsup:
    And don't feel bad, I couldn't come close to touching that song. I don't figure I could even fully analyze the progression myself. :laugh:

     
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  10. csc2048b

    csc2048b

    Apr 4, 2010
    philippines
    believe me, the laserdisc version was even more mind-blowing. i had cassette & vhs copies and wore them out, made more and wore those out too. an uncle owned this huge jazz library on laserdisc but he moved away and i lost access to that treasure trove (mostly blue note and jazz visions).

    i had a xerox of a xerox of a xerox of the realbook page of humpty dumpty. i checked google and i found a copy but don't want to post copyrighted material here. it's the timing of the head - really hard to play it the way it's supposed to sound, even if you have the notes beneath your fingers.

    those are both nice takes on cherokee, the mcbride version is more to my taste though.

    by now it's obvious i'm a corea-freak so here's another:

    i've arranged it for solo bass but i'm not happy with the middle section yet. been working on it since 2004 and will post my version when i'm satisfied.

    and here's another classic i taught myself BEFORE hearing jaco's or jonas hellborg's version:

    my short solo arrangement is more simple than theirs but it works well enough.
     
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  11. J_Bass

    J_Bass

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    This is pretty much a standard:






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  12. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    IMO..."Humpty Dumpty" is not a Standard.
    That said, check out The Akoustic Band's version Live In Tokyo. Colaiuta on drums for Weckl (difference is OMG good).


    Furthermore, if you're a fan of Corea, Gomez, & Gadd (who isn't?)...check out the Three Quartets album w/ Mike Brecker.
     
  13. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    I have played "All Blues" many times in little pick-up things...if the guitarist goes from G7 to C7...buzzkill.
    Don't be a buzzkill.
    ;)
     

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