Welcome to the new JAZZVILLE section; specially created with the musician in mind. This section will focus on Jazz standards but with a fresh and funky groove based take! Fresh backing track arrangements with mainly REAL BOOK changes and a few tasty ones by yours truly.
Plenty of room to solo over and not simply looped forms or rehearsal tracks - full arrangements with builds, pushes, break downs, tasty endings and great sounds and high spec mp3's.
J1. A CHILD IS BORN
A CHILD IS BORN
key - Bb playing time - 6:42
The gorgeous Thad Jones classic in a superbly fresh arrangement ;with a dreamy electric piano open intro then into the head.
As per Real Book version with a few chord alternatives.
key - Bb playing time - 4:05
The Charlie Parker classic in an uber cool half time smooth groove!
Once round the head then solos. Dead stop at the end of the head.
J3. BERNIE'S TUNE
key - Dm playing time - 3:23
Fab and funky take on the classic jazz gem. Once thru head then solos.
Nice extended ending!
J4. BLUE IN GREEN
BLUE IN GREEN
key - C (I would have said Dm!) playing time - 4:17
Gorgeous reworking of this hugely influential Miles tune. Funky groove keeps the smoothness going enough to cook!
Real Book version.
key - F playing time 5:09
Sticks close to the classic original feel with the pushes in all the right places!
Real Book changes.
J6. STRAIGHT NO CHASER
STRAIGHT NO CHASER
key - F playing time - 3:30
Fab and funky arrangement of the Monk gem!
Twice thru the head then solos ; with some cool alternative chord changes!
J7. WALTZ FOR DEBBY
WALTZ FOR DEBBY
key - F playing time - 7:26
Stunning Bill Evans tune in a really smooth and cool arrangement.
J8. NOW'S THE TIME
NOW'S THE TIME
key - F - playing time - 4:56
Fabulously funky new take on the Charlie Parker blues. Cool head with pushes in the right places ; cool chord changes ; fab funky bass line and a break down letting the soloing groove you into bad health!
J9. ALL BLUES
key - C (G)- playing time - 5:36
Hugely influential Miles Davis gem ; in a fabulously fresh smooth groove arrangement with some tasty surprises lurking!
key - Eb - playing time - 4:30
Mega-cool groove for this fab Miles Davis gem ; with some cool chord changes added.
J11. AU PRIVAVE
key - F - Real Book changes. Playing time - 3:20
Great blues based gem from Charlie Parker - not too fast and not too slow! Grooves long nicely!
key - Ab - Real Book changes - playing time - 3:39
Super-funky and fresh arrangement of this influential classic from Sonny Rollins. Played by Every major jazz figure.
J13. FOUR BROTHERS
key - Ab - Real Book changes - playing time - 3:54
Wonderful gem from Jimmy Giuffre ; and a huge hit way back for Woody Herman's band. Swinging and happy arrangement.
J14. BETTER THAN ANYTHING - C to Db
BETTER THAN ANYTHING
key - C to Db - range - G to Bb
Popular jazz vocal favourite.
Same version as F559 except the vibes and solo has been removed to provide soloing space.
J15. BLUE MONK
key - Bb playing time - 4:45
Hammond trio and a cool shuffle groove make this quirky blues move.
Loads of soloing space..
J16. SOFTLY AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE
SOFTLY AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE
key Cm - range - C to F - playing time 3:44
Bright arrangement (220 bpm) of this old standard - loads of room to solo and it breaks done to drums and bass as well.
key Em - playing time - 4:25
Classic standard with a few tasty changes included!
J18. BLUE MOON jazzville
key - Eb to E 4:04
Very classy arrangement with cool changes and loads of soloing space and a key change for the last 8 bars at the last time thru.
J19. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME - Bb
SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME
key Bb - playing time - 5:44
very cool arrangement ; a few 4 over 3 feels; nice substitutions added and loads of soloing space!
J21. WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN - C
key - C - range - C to G
Pretty safe version of this trad jazz classic with loads of room to solo over.
The fresh feel of the arrangement goes into a swing and then back to the opening feel to finish.
key - Eb - Warren Hill cover
Cool smooth jazz song; based on the Warren Hill "LOVE SONGS" album version.
key - F Instrumental
KENNY G instrumental that scored a massive wordwide album hit.
J27. BEAUTIFUL LOVE
KEY - Dm - playing time - 4:25
Great jazz classic in an uber-funky groove! Lots of space to solo and keeps mainly to the Real Book changes with a few alternates thrown in!
key - F - playing time 4:19
Cool mid swing arrangement of the jazz standard. Makes a change from the Bossa feel normally associated.
J29. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU jazzville
key - Eb - playing time - 4:03
New Jazzville version of this great old tune.
Great latin and half time funk feel combined with some tasty changes thrown in and a break down section as well!
key - Am - playing time - 2:59
Wonderful latin favourite ; a huge hit for Hammond organist Ethel Smith back in the 40's; covered by loads of great players - love Paquito D'Rivera's version from his WHY NOT album!
key - C - Real Book changes - playing time - 4:15
Great trio groove for this old standard. Sticks closely to the Real Book changes.
key - F - Real Book changes - playing time - 6:23
Half time grooviness on this Real Book based version.
key - A - Real Book changes - playing time - 5:24
Wonderful Jobim bossa arrangement.
key - D - Real Book changes - playing time - 4:52
Wonderful song that scored a massive hit for Al Jarreau.
Superb trio arrangement!
key - Eb - Real Book changes - playing time - 6:04
Wonderful trio ballad version of this classy standard.
key - Eb - Real Book changes - playing time - 4:44
Super cool funky trio arrangement.
key Fm - Real Book changes - playing time - 5:39
Wonderful and fresh trio take on this Horace Silver classic!
Great feel as it builds and a cool breakdown before the last head.
key - Eb - Real Book changes - range - E to G
Cool and funky trio groove for this classic jazz standard.
key - Am - based on the Real Book version; with a few subs thrown in!
The classic Joe Henderson bossa in a cool groove with percussion added.
key - Ab - range - B to Gb
Wonderful new trio version of the Ellington gem - would suit musician or male vocal (with the range!) providing the main theme then soloist. Based on the Real Book version with a few subs thrown in.
key - G - playing time - 3:31
Cool arrangement of this Ellington classic; as a trio shuffle. Includes a harmony piano line 2nd time thru the head and outro.
key - Cm - playing time - 4:24
This great SWINGING Hammond and drums arrangement gives you loads and loads of soloing space; with a smattering of cool and fresh changes to test your ears!
key - Dm - playing time - 5:29
Very cool swing arrangement of the classic Dizzy Gillespie gem.
key - Bb - playing time - 5:22
Swing arrangement of the popular jazz standard.
Key - Bb - playing time - 4:32
Cool latin arrangement of the jazz standard.
key - Eb - playing time - 5:02 - vocal range - Eb to E
Great song; suitable for both a vocalist and musicians alike. Extended soloing space provided.
key - C - playing time - 4:27
Cool; half time groove arrangement of the classic Charlie Parker tune.
key - Db to Eb - playing time 5:37
Cover version of the smooth guitarist Norman Brown's arrangement of the Luther Vandross hit. From the 1994 album After The Storm.
Check the song out on YouTube....
key - D - playing time - 4:21
Great trio arrangement of this gem so associated with Benny Goodman. Lots of soloing space and a cool swing tempo.
key - C - playing time - 5:58
Fresh and swinging TRIO arrangement of the great old jazz classic.
key - F - playing time - 6:30
Mid tempo TRIO arrangement of this great song composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Ted Koehler.
key - F - playing time - 5:39
Popular jazz standard in a cool TRIO arrangement, with lots of soloing space and a nice bass breakdown section.
key - F - playing time - 5:46
Lovely mid tempo TRIO arrangement of the cool standard.
key - G - playing time - 7:24
Very lovely TRIO arrangement of the hugely popular jazz classic.
key - F - playing time - 6:38
Mid tempo arrangement of the old Fats Waller tune.
key - Eb - playing time - 6:31
Great mid tempo TRIO arrangement of this wonderful old tune.
key - Eb - playing time - 6:52
Swinging TRIO arrangement of this evergreen standard.
key - Bb - playing time - 5:13
Cool and swinging TRIO arrangement of this jazz standard.