100 Essential Jazz Standards

Since the release of┬áThe 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 →

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GIRL FROM IPANEMA HARMONIC ANALYSIS

I found many discussions online regarding the harmonic analysis of Antonio Carlos Jobim's Girl From Ipanema. Here's my two cents. There is some confusion with the second chord in the A section and the first four bars on the bridge. The second chord in the A section is often (and inaccurately) analyzed as a V/V.... Continue Reading →

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