Council for Higher Education in Music

Jazz Repertoire

(Freshman Year: Semester 1)
Standards: Duke Ellington, Satin Doll, Take the A Train.  Joseph Kosma and Johnny Mercer, Autumn Leaves.
Be-Bop: Eddie Vinson (attr. to Miles Davis) Tune-up.  Miles Davis, Four.
Bossa Nova/Samba: Horace Silver, Song for My Father.  Kenny Dorham, Blue Bossa.
Ballads: Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, and Manny Kurtz, In a Sentimental Mood.  Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach, Yesterdays.
Blues: Thelonious Monk (major blues), Blue Monk.  Charlie Parker (major blues), Now's the Time.  John Coltrane (minor blues), Equinox.
Modal: Miles Davis, So What.  Herbie Hancock, Cantaloupe Island.
Three-Four: Wayne Shorter, Footprints.  Miles Davis, All Blues.
Suggested Aebersold Volumes in Addition to Repertoire: Volumes 1, 2, 3, 21, 24, 54.
Suggested David Baker Volumes in Addition to Repertoire: How to Play Be-Bop, Volume 1.

(Freshman Year: Semester 2)
Standards: Raymond Davies, John Klenner and Sam M. Lewis, Just Friends.  Bronislau Kaper and Paul F. Webster, Invitation.  Duke Ellington and Irving Mills, It Don't Mean a Thing.
Be-Bop: Sonny Rollins (rhythm changes), Oleo.  Charlie Parker, Scrapple From the Apple. Eddie Vinson (attr. to Miles Davis) Solar. 
Bossa Nova/Samba: Chick Corea, 500 Miles High.  Antonio Carlos Jobim, Girl from Ipanema.
Ballads: W. Gross, Tenderly.  Errol Garner, Misty.
Blues: Charlie Parker (major blues), Billie's Bounce.  John Coltrane (minor blues), Mr. P.C., Blue Trane.  Thelonious Monk (major blues), Straight No Chaser. 
Modal: Freddie Hubbard, Little Sunflower.  Herbie Hancock, Maiden Voyage.  Miles Davis, Milestones (new). Eddie Harris, Freedom Jazz Dance (emphasizes fourth intervals).
Three-Four: Fain/Hillard, Alice in Wonderland.  Thad Jones, A Child is Born.  Richard Rodgers, My Favorite Things (also modal--cf Coltrane version).
Suggested Aebersold Volumes in Addition to Repertoire: Volumes 1,2,3,21,24,54.
Suggested David Baker Volumes in Addition to Repertoire: How to Play Be-Bop, Volume 2.

(Sophomore Year: Semester 1)
Standards: Bronisiau Kaper and Ned Washington, Green Dolphin Street.  I'll Remember April.  Jerome Kern, All the Things You Are. 
Be-Bop: Dizzy Gillespie, Night in Tunisia.  Charlie Parker, Confirmation.  John Coltrane, Lazy Bird. Ray Noble, Cherokee. Clifford Brown, Joy Spring.
Bossa Nova/Samba: Chick Corea, Spain.  Antonio Carlos Jobim, How Insensitive.  Antonio Carlos Jobim, Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars.
Ballads: Thelonious Monk, Round Midnight.  Duke Ellington, Prelude to a Kiss.
Modal: John Coltrane, Impressions.  McCoy Tyner, Passion Dance.
Three-Four: Bill Evans, Waltz for Debbie.  Fly Me to The Moon in 3/4.
Complex Time Signatures: Paul Desmond, Take Five
Suggested David Baker Volumes in Addition to Repertoire: How to Play Be-Bop, Volume 3.

(Sophomore Year: Semester 2)
Standards: Stella by Starlight.  There Will Never be Another You.  How High the Moon 
Be-Bop: John Coltrane, Giant Steps (moderate tempo).  Charlie Parker, Donna Lee. John Coltrane, Moment's Notice.  Horace Silver, Nica's Dream.
Bossa Nova/Samba: Antonio Carlos Jobim, One Note Samba.  Antonio Carlos Jobim, Wave.  Lee Morgan, Ceora
Ballads: John Coltrane, Namia.  Billy Strayhorn, Lush Life.
Three-Four: Chick Corea, La Fiesta. Freddie Hubbard,Up Jumped Spring. 
Complex Time Signatures: All the Things You Are in 7/4. My Favorite Things in 11/4