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Blues Heads

**Learn these heads by ear and internalize them**

1. Now's The Time (F) Now's The Time

2. Tenor Madness (B-flat) Tenor Madness

3. Hugore (B-flat) Hugore

4. Straight, No Chaser (F) Straight, No Chaser

5. KD's Blues (B-flat) KD's Blues

6. Sonnymoon For Two (B-flat) Sonnymoon For Two

7. Cool Blues (C) Cool Blues

8. Barbados (B-flat) Barbados

9. Buzzy (B-flat) Buzzy

10. Blues Walk (B-flat) Blues Walk

11. Cheryl (C) Cheryl

12. Byrdlike (F) Byrdlike

13. Walkin' (F) Walkin'

14. Au Privave (F) Au Privave

15. Relaxin' at Camarillo (C) Relaxin' at Camarillo

16. Bloomdido (B-flat)) Bloomdido

17. Sandu (E-flat) Sandu

18. Mohawk (B-flat) Mohawk

19. Another Hairdo (B-flat) Another Hairdo

20. Visa (C) Visa

21. Chi Chi (A-flat) Chi Chi

22. Solid (B-flat) Solid

23. Vierd Blues or Trane's Blues (B-flat) Veird Blues or Trane's Blues

24. Blue and Boogie (B-flat) Blue and Boogie

25. Perhaps (C) Perhaps

26. Blue Seven (B-flat) Blue Seven

27. Blues for Alice (F Bird Blues) Blues for Alice

28. Laird Baird (B-flat Bird Blues) Laird Baird

29. Billie's Bounce (F) Billie's Bounce

30. Freddie the Freeloader (B-flat) Freddie the Freeloader

31. Soft Winds (B-flat) Soft Winds

32. Si Si (F) Si Si

33. Bongo Bop (B-flat) Bongo Bop

34. Sippin' At Bell's (F) Sippin' At Bell's

35. Opus De Funk (B-flat) Opus De Funk

36. Blue Train (E-flat) Blue Train

37. Hubtones (B-flat) Hubtones

38. Speedball (D-flat) Speedball

39. Down (F) Down

40. Wee Dot (B-flat) Wee Dot

41. Dance of the Infidels (Bud Powell Changes) (F) Dance Of The Infidels

42. Misterioso (F) Misterioso

43. Blue Monk (B-flat) Blue Monk

44. The Squirrel (F) The Squirrel

45. Birk's Works (F minor) Birk's Works

46. The Blues March (B-flat)) The Blues March

47. Wheatleigh Hall (B-flat) Wheatleigh Hall

48. Two Bass Hit (D-flat) Two Bass Hit

49. The Skunk (D-flat) The Skunk

50. Blue Concept (B-flat) Blue Concept

51. Blue Bird (E-flat) Blue Bird

52. Things Ain't What They Used To Be (F) Things Ain't What They Used To Be

53. Passport (Tune Y) (B-flat) Passport (Tune Y)

54. The Champ The Champ

55. Bongo Beep Bongo Beep

56. Bird Feathers Bird Feathers

57. The Hymn (B-flat) The Hymn

58. Carvin' The Bird Carvin' The Bird

59. Driftin' On A Reed or Air Conditioning (B-flat) Driftin' On A Reed or Air Conditioning

60. Bag's Groove (F) Bag's Groove

61. Mr. PC (C minor) Mr.PC

Essays, Interviews and Articles

John Coltrane: Coltrane On Coltrane 9/29/60 Coltrane on Coltrane

Wayne Shorter: Creativity and Change 2/12/68 Creativity and Change

Harvey Pekar: Bud Powell--Then and Now 10/22/64 Bud Powell--Then and Now

A Fireside Chat with Jackie McLean Jackie McLean Interview

Neil Tesser: How Sonny Defeated The Dragon How Sonny Defeated The Dragon

John Tynan: Art Pepper's Not The Same 7/30/64 Art Pepper's Not The Same

Ken Burns: Jackie McLean Interview 4/10/96 Jackie McLean Interview

Ken Burns: Wynton Marsalis Interview 6/12/99 Wynton Marsalis Interview

Ken Burns: Branford Marsalis Interview 11/19/96 Branford Marsalis Interview

Ken Burns: Clark Terry Interview Clark Terry Interview

Ken Burns: Chan Parker (Bird's widow) Interview May 1998 Chan Parker Interview

A Fireside Chat with Hank Jones Hank Jones Interview

A Fireside Chat with George Coleman George Coleman Interview

Fred Jung: My Conversation with Horace Silver Horace Silver Interview

George Coleman: This Gentleman Can Play George Coleman Interview

The Eminent J.J. Johnson J.J. Johnson Interview

Hal Galper: An Introduction to Forward Motion Forward Motion

Radio Interviews

Charlie Parker Interviewed by Paul Desmond Part 1 Bird Interview 1

Charlie Parker Interviewed by Paul Desmond Part 2 Bird Interview 2

Charlie Parker Interviewed by Paul Desmond Part 3 Bird Interview 3

John Coltrane Interview 1960 Sweden Coltrane Interview 1960

John Coltrane Interview 1963 Paris Coltrane Interview 1963

John Coltrane Interview 1966 Tokyo Coltrane Interview 1966


Steve Grossman @ Berklee 1986 Steve Grossman clinic

Michael Brecker @ Berklee 1987 Michael Brecker clinic

Instruction Books

Jazz Instruction

Jazz instruction books available at:

How To Play Bebop
David Baker
Volume 1: The Bebop Scales and Other Scales in Use
Volume 2: Learning the Bebop Language
Volume 3: Techniques for Learning and Utilizing Bebop Tunes

Modern Concepts In Jazz Improvisation
David Baker

The Barry Harris Workshop DVD - Part One (4 DVDs/Workbook)

The Barry Harris Workshop DVD - Part Two (4 DVDs/Workbook)

The Barry Harris Harmonic Method for Guitar

Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns
Yusef Lateef

Inside Improvisation
Jerry Bergonzi
Volume 1: Melodic Structures
Volume 2: Pentatonics
Volume 3: The Jazz Line
Volume 4: Melodic Rhythms
Volume 5: Thesaurus of Intervallic Melodies
Volume 6: Developing a Jazz Line
Volume 7: Hexatonics

Forward Motion
Hal Galper

A Chromatic Approach to Harmony and Melody
David Liebman

Gary Campbell

Charlie Parker Omnibook

Pocket Changes Volume 1

Pocket Changes Volume 2

The Jazz Piano Book
Mark Levine

Trumpet Instruction

Herbert L. Clarke “Technical Studies”

Earl D. Irons “Twenty Seven Groups of Exercises”

Arban: Complete Conservatory Method

Don Jacoby “Jake’s Method”

John J. Haynie "High Notes, Low Notes and All The Notes In-Between"

Ernest Williams “Complete Method”

Colicchio Nu-Art Technical Exercises

Biographies, History and Criticism

To Be Or Not To Bop
by Dizzy Gillespie

Straight Life
by Art Pepper

Bird Lives!
by Ross Russell

Swing To Bop
by Ira Gitler

Jazz Masters of the Forties
by Ira Gitler

by Jack Chambers

Notes and Tones
by Art Taylor

Raise Up Off Me
by Hampton Hawes

American Popular Song
by Alec Wilder

Open Sky: Sonny Rollins and His World of Improvisation
by Eric Nisenson

The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History
by Scott DeVeaux

Beaneath The Underdog
by Charles Mingus

Kind of Blue
by Ashley Kahn

To a Young Jazz Musician: Letters from the Road
by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds

Lennie Tristano: His Life in Music (Jazz Perspectives)
by Eunmi Shim

Music Is My Mistress
by Duke Ellington

Rat Race Blues: The Musical Life of Gigi Gryce
by Noal Cohen and Michael Fitzgerald

John Coltrane: His Life and Music
by Lewis Porter

Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development (History of Jazz)
by Gunther Schuller

The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945 (The History of Jazz, Vol. 2)
by Gunther Schuller

West Coast Jazz
by Ted Gioia

Lee Konitz: Conversations on the Improviser's Art (Jazz Perspectives)
by Andy Hamilton

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