Tunes

What I’m Working On

These are the tunes we are working on in Jazz Band Masterclass:

  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • My Shining Hour
  • Prelude to a Kiss
  • So Nice (Summer Samba)
  • My Favorite Things
  • Out of Nowhere

Listening

As I am learning new tunes, I find it helpful to listen to recordings of those tunes so that I can begin to internalize the chord structure. After each rehearsal, I add the tunes that have been assigned to my Jazz Band Masterclass playlist.  Some tunes are part of my collection, and others I have had to purchase through iTunes. Here’s what’s on the playlist:

Mary’s Playlist
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • Ella Fitzgerald – The Diva Series
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Fine and Mellow
My Shining Hour
  • Count Basie and Sammy Davis Jr. – Our Shining Hour
  • Ella Fitzgerald – The Harold Arien Songbook Vol. 1
Prelude to a Kiss
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Love Songs: Best of the Verve Songbook
  • Jeff Antoniuk and the Jazz Update – Here Today
So Nice (Summer Samba)
  • Diana Krall – Quiet Nights
  • Sergio Mendes and Brazil ’65 – The Best of Sergio Mendes and Brazil ’65
My Favorite Things
  • John Coltrane – My Favorite Things
  • Tony Bennett – Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album
Out of Nowhere
  • Charlie Parker – Various Recordings
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald 1936-1950 CD D

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