Lush Life – Full Harmonic Analysis

Here's a song by Billy Strayhorn that I've always loved and never fully analyzed until writing The Jazz Standards Progressions Book. I've been fascinated by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn compositions since the first time I heard an Ellington album, about thirty years ago. Since then I greatly enjoyed their rich harmonies, rhythmic vocabulary and... Continue Reading →

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100 Essential Jazz Standards

Since the release of The Jazz Standards Progressions Book where I analyzed 1000+ songs I have been asked many times for a list of essential jazz standards. I do not want to promote uniformity in repertoire nor do I believe in programatic lists. Jazz is a personal intuitive journey. What I do believe in is finding... Continue Reading →

700+ Jazz Standard Progressions Free

Thanks to the guys at TonalHarmonyProgressions.Wordpress.com we now have more than 700 Jazz Standards you can import into Mapping Tonal Harmony, and then use this incredible app to view the full Harmonic Analysis, Chord-Scales, and Arrows & Brackets. The book is available to download for free on their blog Example as viewed in Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro : The list is... Continue Reading →

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