Informal survey: Jam Session Tunes

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by Adam Booker, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    Here's how we play:

    Name your town and five tunes that are regularly called at jam sessions.

    I'm doing an independent project for my Music and Human Learning course. This is due Wednesday afternoon. Thanks in advance!
  2. City: NYC

    5 tunes regularly called at jam sessions:

    1) Stablemates
    2) There Will Never Be Another You
    3) There Will Never Be Another You
    4) Stablemates
    and 5th place is a tie between Stablemates and There Will Never Be Another You
  3. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    Funny. I'll put NYC down for Stablemates and There will Never...

    Seriously thoug, I'm trying to compile a list of tunes for students that they can learn so they can perform across the country at jam sessions. Seems tedious, but hey, that's academia for you.
  4. Ryan Berg

    Ryan Berg

    Mar 13, 2008
    new york, ny
    I hate There Will Never be Another You
  5. Ryan Berg

    Ryan Berg

    Mar 13, 2008
    new york, ny
    How High the Moon
    honeysuckle rose
    along came betty
    there is no greater love
    our love is here to stay
    inner urge
    one finger snap
  6. pickerpete

    pickerpete Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2009
    Central Massachusetts
    Some tunes we enjoy:

    Lady Bird
    Yardbird Suite
    Blue Monk
  7. Alexi David

    Alexi David

    May 15, 2003
    Whatever has the least changes (NYC)
  8. jolkszost


    Jun 10, 2009
    Detroit, MI

    Footprints literally every single jam session no matter whether its funk or straight ahead or whatever.
    There will never be another you
    Giant Steps
    I'll Remember April
    Impressions or So What changes tunes
    Lazy Bird

    I'm pretty sure you should know every standard ever written though just to be safe.
  9. Some of the tunes you guys are calling aren't that easy. These are for students, so leave out "Betty" and "Giant Steps". I heard Benny Golson say that "Now's The Time" is what you play at a jam session when you can't think of anything else to play. He then played "Now's The Time".

    Song for My Father
    Now's The Time
    Blue Monk
    Birk's Works
    Autumn Leaves
  10. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    When I was in high school, my brother was studying piano, and we got hold of a copy of the book. We simply worked our way through it from cover to cover. That exercise has paid off again and again.
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  11. Chin


    Dec 12, 2010
    Kingston, ID
    Kellogg, Idaho! =)

    Chameleon: all day, every day
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  12. Speaking for myself, this is actually a super informative thread!
  13. Blue Bossa
    Straight No Chaser
    All Blues

    They seem to be common, at least amongst my friends. I don't typically go 'out' to jams :(
  14. PDK


    Nov 14, 2008
    Cleveland TN
    Autumn Leaves
    Four on Six
    Tune Up
    Billies Bounce
  15. Blues in F
    Blues in G
    Blues in A
    Blues in Eb
    Blues in um... er.... Db?
  16. pbass888

    pbass888 Up the Irons! Westham United FC

    Jul 8, 2009
    from( h town) last jam i was on these got called ( i recorded my self to see what i could do to improve)
    blues b f(l)at
    days of wine and roses
    autumn leaves
    blue bossa
    what is this thing called love
    green dolphin
    softly as in a morning sunrise
    miss jones
    just friends
    (i suggested the chicken and everyone seemed to think i was ordering dinner)
  17. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    Richmond, CA
    This topic has been beat over at least 3 times. Use the search.
  18. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    @ Hdiddiy: True, I just wanted to conduct a survey for a class, therefore I felt I needed to start a new data stream on the topic.

    However, the class is over, so if the Mods want to delete or close this thread, fine with me.
  19. dkziemann


    Dec 13, 2007
    Vienna, Austria
    Endorsed by D'Addario
    Rochester NY

    Just Friends
    What is this thing
    It could happen to you
    I love you
    Alone together
  20. hamilton, ontario. it's hard to narrow it down because every jam is different, but these are some tunes i find called a lot...

    days of wine and roses
    there will never be another you
    stella by starlight
    body and soul

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