Must-Know Jazz Songs
I’ve been thinking about what songs I’d like to concentrate on next, and that led me to look at some “must-know” song lists for jazz musicians. Here are a few.
http://tamingthesaxophone.com/jazz-repertoire.html (categorized by “standards,” “jazz standards,” and “jazz blues” and * and ** to indicate important and essential tunes)
http://www.hopestreetmusicstudios.com/articles/100-must-know-jazz-tunes (100 “must knows”)
http://forums.allaboutjazz.com/showthread.php?t=12407 (blog with reader submissions of top 10)
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f7/must-know-jazz-tunes-141027/ (blog with reader submissions of the must-knows)
http://www.jazzguitarfaq.com/FAQ00013.htm (top 30 tunes plus links to various lists of standards, including those favored by Diana Krall, Keith Jarrett)