Jazz standards

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by powellmacaque, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Ok, don't flame me.... What are some jazz standards? I've heard the term, and I've been wanting to get into jazz and I think a good place to start listening and playing would be the standards. Can anybody point me in the right directions?
  2. Intenzity


    Oct 15, 2006
    Seattle, WA
  3. Time Out, Brubeck quartet
  4. vagus


    Feb 8, 2009
    They live in a magical book i keep in my gun safe, about 300 songs copied, transposed, handwritten, notated, and otherwise abused in mostly alphabetical order that earned me enough money to pay and party through a lot of college.

    If you want to really learn the bass, buy a real book ( actual name is "the new real book" ) there are around 3 versions I think - find recordings of those tunes and go to town learning the bass lines. Some of the greatest music ever written. I don't care if your into funk or metal if you can play jazz your going to be great at any genre