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Chapter 1 First Set

Start with a strong groove

Nature Boy

Can be played on solo unaccompanied saxophone. Sparse piano or guitar accompaniment works well too


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Shine on you crazy diamond

Gm7 pentatonic + Slow C blues scale only touching on the blues not b5 from time to time like a bridge.


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Slippin' & Slidin' (Yusef Lateef)

A good set starter, because it's quite a simple stomp in a simple minor key. All the piano white notes. Easy piano chords but the B-diminished is not so straight forward on guitar, to make shuffle along nicely, and so alternative "simple" guitar chords might be needed.


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Johnny Hodges meets Gerry Mulligan

Autumn Leaves - Miles Davis

Real Book I Page 12 Starts Concert instruments Cm7 A7. Key signature bb concert. This tune is often quoted as an example of a cycle of fourths progression or fifths depending on which way round you are spinning.
I recently came across this version with Chet Baker & Paul Desmond


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Morning - 16 bar blues theme (Yusef Lateef)

Solo 16 bar blues scale theme


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Chim chim cher-ee

Mary Popin's turned into a rocking jazz stomp


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Also - Real Book 1 page 63


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Rice Pudding (Eddie Harris)

Eddie Harris - Strong and original blues theme.


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Fetish - Not found on YouTube!

An 16 bar 5/4 theme on flute. Open page for sheet music and to play the audio.


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Les Yeux Noires

Les Yeux Noirs (1947) by Reinhardt, Django


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Clark's Bars

I came across this on a CD recommended to me in Bristol Market. The man on the JAzz stall knew I was after nice melodic blues lines and this is one. Note the chromatic accidental in the head. Simple and elegant.


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In a Sentimental Mood

Duke Ellington band. As played by John Coltrane.


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Any Colour You Like

Descending patterns and riffs


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So many versions of this standard. Best to pack it with original bursts like Artie Shaw!
  1. Artie Shaw
  2. Miles Davis
  3. Chet Baker


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Smooth Latin groove. Where did this originate from?


Some nice sounds from this band. I'm more familiar with the Ellington band's version


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Afro Blue

Mongo Santamaria first recorded his composition "Afro Blue" in 1959, when playing with Cal Tjader's band, Cal Tjader Sextet - Concert by the Sea, Part 1 (Fantasy). The first recorded performance of the piece, recorded live on April 20, 1959, at the Sunset Auditorium in Carmel, California, with composer Mongo Santamaría on percussion.

The first jazz standard built upon a typical African 3:2 cross-rhythm, or hemiola. The song begins with the bass repeatedly playing 6 cross-beats per measure of 12/8, or 6 cross-beats per 4 main beats—6:4 (two cells of 3:2). The following example shows the original ostinato "Afro Blue" bass line. The slashed noteheads indicate the main beats (not bass notes), where you would normally tap your foot to "keep time."


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The Golden Flute (Yusef Lateef)

D - minor modal feeling.


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Willow Weep For Me

Bobby Wellins Gig in Marlowe


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This Masquerade

The Carpenters' version of "This Masquerade" written by Leon Russell was released as a single and also included on their 1973 A&M LP, Now & Then , available on CD and found in The Essential Collection: (1965-1997), Carpenters Anthology, and Gold -- Greatest Hits (35thAnniversary Edition)


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Little Suede Shoes

I often played the Sonny Stitt version when I was about twenty. Here's Charlie Parker too


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Scrapple from the Apple

Bop, they called it. Charlie Parker! I had the Stitt Plays Bird album years ago in the 70s. I loved it. It had KoKo on it too and a load of Bop greats


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Joe Henderson - Blue Bossa

Latin Bossa Nova Rhythm


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Chapter 2 Second Set

Start with a strong groove

Take Five

This tune is in 5/4 time in the E-flat minor key. Just two chords apart from a bridge which is a cycle of fourths.
Concert Eb | Bb
Bb Sax part F | C
E-flat minor is a minor scale consisting of the pitches E♭, F, G♭, A♭, B♭, C♭, and D♭. In the harmonic minor, the D♭ is raised to D♮. Its key signature consists of six flats.
It could be easier on flute, but might sound better on soprano sax


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Real Book One - Page 147
Victor Feldman (As played by Miles Davis)


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Hadouk - Didier Malherbe & Loy Ehrlich

From the superb album Hadouk


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"Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" (1966)

The FCSB will play from an arrangement "As played by Buddy Rich". Cannonball Aderley also has a fine version of this soulful groove.


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Matt Dennis - Angel Eyes

FCSB are playing the Matt Harris arrangement. Real Book has a version too


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I'm A Fool To Want You

I liked Booby Wellin's version of this. I saw him live in the Marlowe Jazz club. Sher Music, The Standards Real Book, Page 223


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Le Petit Cheval Mopse

Diatonic patterns on flute. Changing the basic motif or riff pattern on a 16 bar cycle Your browser does not support the audio tag.


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Dexter Gordon:
I liked Booby Wellin's version of this. I saw him live in the Marlowe Jazz club. Sher Music, The Standards Real Book, Page 223

Grand Large

Diatonic patterns on flute. Changing the basic motif or riff pattern on a 16 bar cycle


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John Cameron Quartet - Dafina Querida

Another Harold McNair flute tune Defina Querida


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Manha de Carnaval

Stan Getz. Real Book Two , Page 177 Luis Bonfa Note: Three different keys!! The Bb Real Book Two page 117 has one key. Sadao Watanabe playes higher and Getz lower. Take your pick. there doesn't seem to be a common favourite key.


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The Shadow of your Smile

Real Book III page 291
Here's a couple of interesting versions.


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McCoy Tyner - Blues On The Corner

Which corner? The corner of what? RealBook I page 28


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El Luxo So

Latin tune


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Ain't Misbehaving

Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehavin' with Lena Horne, dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, drummer Zutty Singleton, bassist Slam Stewart, Trumpeter Benny Carter... in "Stormy Weather" (1943) by Andrew L. Stone, for Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.


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Here's That Rainy Day

Gentle Ballad with potential to go somewhere


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Here am I

From the amazing May 1959 album "Byrd In Hand". Everybody cooks!!!


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Work Song

Cannonball Adderley - Work Song


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Andy NARELL Live at La NOTE BLEUE 'Kalinda'

Latin Real Book Page 257. Also on the sample CD. Steel drums, but could have a similar effect on flute.


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Without You

Harry Nilsson hit from 1972 ish


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Au Privave - Charlie Parker

One of Charlie Parker's most well known bop tunes


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Gerry Mulligan - Bernie's Tune

Real book one - Page 17 (Based on this Gerry Mulligan version
This tune is quite a challenge because not only does it feature low notes, right down to the bottom B-flat, but these notes are also quite fast. Get the rhythmic repeat at the start of the tune accurately. Exact repeat running into four rising quarter notes.
Bernies Tune Trumpet music


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Black Orpheus

Stan Getz plays this one.


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Early Autumn - Stan Getz

As played by Stan Getz. Refer to Real Book One Page 72


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John Cameron "Go away come back another day" from album "Off centre"

A modern sounding flute tune from Harold McNair


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John Cameron Quartet - Wenceslas Square

Another Harold McNair flute tune


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Little Sunflower

A common flute tune with a simple minor blues feel. Made popular by Freddy Hubbard


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Sway. Frank Sinatra


I used to play this in my Hythe house on the old Champion Alto. I don't alto these days, do it's have to go onto Tenor.


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Blue Monk, Thelonius Monk

Strangely, Blue Monk does not appear in Real books 1-3 or my other fake books!


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Blue Train

John Coltrane


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Outra Vez



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Chapter 10

4 Subdirectories

audio back burner images pdf
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