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Jazz Songs for Guitar-Bass-Drum trio

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Racsen, Nov 10, 2005.


  1. Racsen

    Racsen

    Dec 6, 2003
    Turkey
    I have a band we are playing just fun and we all listen jazz but not playing any jazz songs what jazz songs do you recommend us?
     
  2. DaftCat

    DaftCat

    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    Try out Take Five by Dave Brubeck Quartet
     
  3. Racsen

    Racsen

    Dec 6, 2003
    Turkey
    Nice song thanks. I'm waiting any other suggestions.
     
  4. GSPLBASSDC

    GSPLBASSDC

    Jan 25, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    No specific songs, but check out these artists...not quite trio stuff, though, but you can arrange them for the instruments you have

    Pieces of a Dream
    FourPlay
    YellowJackets
    Candy Dulfer
    Waymon Tisdale (yep, the former Phoenix Suns guard/bassist)
    Gerald Albright
    Kirk Whalum
    Quiet Time Players (gospel/jazz)
    Jeff Lorber
    Weather Report (of course)

    these should get you started.....
     
  5. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Summertime
    Sweet Lorraine
    Turn Me On
    Come Away With Me
    Cry Me A River
    Fever
    If I Were A Bell
    Route 66
    Autumn Leaves
    Nature Boy
    The Shadow of Your Smile
    Girl from Ipanema
    Embraceable You
    East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
    Fly Me To The Moon
    All The Things You Are
    How Insensitive

    We do these in my quintet, all of which can easily be performed in a trio setting.
     
  6. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member

    All Blues
    Freddy Freeloader
    Four On Six
    My Favorite Things
    Georgia
    Night Train

    These are mostly relatively easy for a novice guitar player, IME.
     
  7. peabody

    peabody Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    La Crosse, WI
    Listen to Willie Nelson's "Stardust" Album. My trio (guitar-bass-drums) does almost all of those songs...not to mention it's a great album to listen to.
     
  8. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    All of them? Siriusly, why limit yourself? Find songs that you like, that have meaning to you and play those.
     
  9. All good stuff. I'd also suggest you guys buy a good jazz fake book and start working through the book and find your favorites. Most of the pressure's on the guitar player for the melodys, etc, but it's a great reading and learning experience. Go through the artist list that GSPLBASSDC gave you and pick out some to learn, too. Good ear training.
    Have fun! :D