Hi Guys, In the last month I have started joining in open-mic Jazz Sessions in South Dublin. 6 Weeks ago I didn't know any standards at all and I'm now able to stumble through a chord-chart without too much pain or disgrace. Having got to the point where I can survive a gig, I now want to start connecting the chords into groups of chord-progressions so that I can play like I actually understand what's going on. Currently I'll typically play a II-V-I by starting on the root of each chord and then outlining the 3rd, 5th or 7th. This is primitive stuff, I admit. I think the first step is to start memorizing the standards ... How do you jazz-cats memorise a tune? Do you think "key of C II-V-I, key of Eb V-IV etc" ... or do you simply remember each and every chord and mentally assign certain progressions to a scale as you play? Any tips would be very welcome because I think this is my next hurdle in my journey into jazz. Thanks in advance ... Rob.