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Manhã de Carnaval

Manhã de Carnaval (Morning of Carnival) is the title song of the Brazilian film Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus) from 1959. Composed by Luiz Bonfá, Manhã de …

All of Me Original Sheet Music Cover

All of Me

All of Me is a popular Tin Pan Alley song (1931) that is a jazz standard played by everyone (pros and beginners). Words …

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Dolphin Dance

“Dolphin Dance”, written by Herbie Hancock. He initially recorded it on his 1965 record “Maiden Voyage”. He rerecorded it on the 1981 …

Kenny Dorham

Blue Bossa

“Blue Bossa” by Kenny Dorham is a popular Boss Nova standard. It appeared on Joe Henderson’s album Page One (1963). Listen to “Blue …

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Freddie Freeloader

“Freddie Freeloader” by Miles Davis appeared on his album Kind of Blue. It is a  twelve-bar blues in B-flat. It is the …

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Tenderly

Tenderly is a popular song (1946) composed by Walter Gross with lyrics by Jack Lawrence. It has become a jazz standard. While originally …

Wayne King

Beautiful Love

Beautiful Love is a popular song (1931) composed by Wayne King, Victor Young and Egbert Van Alstyne with lyrics by Haven Gillespie. …

Portrait of Bob Haggart (center), Morey Feld, and Mack Shopnick, New York, N.Y.(?), ca. July 1947

What’s New?

“What’s New?”  composed in 1939  by Bob Haggart as an instrumental tune titled “I’m Free”.  Later lyrics were written by Johnny Burke, …

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Solar

Solar (pronounced “so-LAHR”) is a jazz standard from the Miles Davis 1954 album Walkin’. Like so many other of Miles’ composition, there is …

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Peace

A ballad in C minor from the 1959 recording Blowin’ the Blues Away. It is not what you would normally recognize as a typical …