#1
Ok so i have to make an audition cd for a summer jazz program at SUNY Purchase in New York, a school I may be looking to go to for Jazz Studies. I have to play a Standard and a blues....I plan on doing a mike sternish fusiony Nardis for my standard....clean of course im not stupid....Unless any one has a better idea.....My problem is finding a blues to play...............I tend to ignore these when i flip through my real book............any suggestions?? Thanx ahead of time..............
#2
Minor blues - Equinox - John Coltrane. This is blues according to a guy named Paul Meyers who's visiting here in Alaska who's from New York. Real cool jazz guitarist. But anyway, I'm pretty sure Equinox is a blues song even though I haven't heard the recording.
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Quote by ak Gitaroo Man
Minor blues - Equinox - John Coltrane. This is blues according to a guy named Paul Meyers who's visiting here in Alaska who's from New York. Real cool jazz guitarist. But anyway, I'm pretty sure Equinox is a blues song even though I haven't heard the recording.


Yeah, Equinox is a minor blues.
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Footprints, as least the variation I have, isnt that bluesy. Try Tootsie or Watermelon man. Tootsie is a 12 bar and watermelon man is a 16 bar (I'm about 90% sure on the W M one)
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#7
Blues in G - Joe Pass.

I played Charlie Parker's Donna Lee for my standard.
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Blues in G - Joe Pass.

I played Charlie Parker's Donna Lee for my standard.

You mean you would play Donna Lee???? or youve done a similar audition cd and played that tune????
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You mean you would play Donna Lee???? or youve done a similar audition cd and played that tune????


My audition was in person, not a CD, but that's besides the point. I was just telling you what I played for my standard. It's a tough song, but quite impressive if you can master it. Take a look at it- it's in the Warner Brothers Fake Book. (Purple one)
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#10
For my test I had to do a standard, a blues, and a bossa... The blues I chose was Blue Monk, nice and easy. Others: Mr. PC, All Blues, ...
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#11
^Yeah, Mr. PC is a great song . Straight, No Chaser, Blue Train, Now's the Time, or Freddie Freeloader are all good blues pieces too.
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^Yeah, Mr. PC is a great song . Straight, No Chaser, Blue Train, Now's the Time, or Freddie Freeloader are all good blues pieces too.


Yeah, but none of those are particularly impressive pieces on the guitar.
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#13
Props to whoever mentioned Blues In G by Joe Pass and Herb Ellis.

That and "Night in Tunisia" by Gillespie were what I auditioned with.
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Yeah, but none of those are particularly impressive pieces on the guitar.


A standard is a head and chords, the improvisation over them is what should make them impressive.

What are you talking about?
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for Blues: Mr. PC, No Blues, Freddie Freeloader
for Standards: Autumn Leaves, Summertime, So What
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A standard is a head and chords, the improvisation over them is what should make them impressive.

What are you talking about?

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More suggestions:
Stolen Moments
Bag's Groove
Boogie Stop Shuffle
Theres so many, I'll probably edit this later cause there are a few just on the tip of my brian right now...

Hint: Don't play C-Jam Blues
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Quote by kmbuchamushroom
+50

More suggestions:
Stolen Moments
Bag's Groove
Boogie Stop Shuffle
Theres so many, I'll probably edit this later cause there are a few just on the tip of my brian right now...

Hint: Don't play C-Jam Blues


Why not C-Jam Blues?
#18
Its the "I'm a beginner" jazz song, at least for me. I'm not saying its a bad song, but it will give the wrong impression in an audition.
#19
I decided on Mr. PC.....................I recorded it last night...........it came out pretty good i may upload it to the internet soon..............thanks again guys..............
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Quote by kmbuchamushroom
+50

More suggestions:
Stolen Moments
Bag's Groove
Boogie Stop Shuffle
Theres so many, I'll probably edit this later cause there are a few just on the tip of my brian right now...

Hint: Don't play C-Jam Blues

Cool man I just learned Boogie Stop Shuffle by using my Jazz Real Book and a orchestra version on youtube, real chill song.

What are other cool jazz songs that would be great to learn for a Berklee audition?
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