The All Essential Jazz Playlist
Take the A train - Duke Ellington
This is the jazz train you must get on to begin your journey. It has all the jazz essentials like trumpets, trombones, piano, double bass, saxophone and the drums.
Laura - Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker is one of the most memorable jazz icons. He continues to be an extremely influential saxophonist. This song was popularised by the movie (same name) in 1944.
Lullaby of Birdland - Ella Fitzgerald
The song has become a jazz standard of sorts. The title refers to Charlie Parker who was also known as ?Bird?.
So What - Miles Davis
Recorded in one take, this album ranks the best-selling Jazz album of all time. Miles Davis, jazz legend, response to that would probably be ?so what??
Naima - John Coltrane
Nothing is more romantic than having a jazz ballad dedicated to you by John Coltrane himself. He composed this song for his then wife Juanita Naima Grubbs.
Composed by George Gershwin this song has become the most covered jazz songs with artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Janis Joplin performing it with grace.
Dream a Little Dream Of Me - Louis Armstrong
This ever popular song has over sixty versions of it recorded since it was first composed in 1931.
Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
This popularly recorded song was originally a French song. It was a way for jazz musicians to learn the jazz harmony.
Sarah Vaughan - April in Paris
Sarah Vaughan is said to have had the best voice of her career in this song. The album entered the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
I?ll Be Seeing You - Billie Holiday
This song became a jazz anthem for soldiers serving overseas during World War II. The song has been inserted in Broadway musicals, movies as well as television performances. LiveInstyle.com encourages you to Party Responsibly!