hey guys, im looking for a kind of break from myusual sytle, so what are some cool sounding, but not too hard jazz songs that I could learn. Im looking to improve my playing by opening up my playing styles.
Fake books are a good place to start, and some can be found on torrent. Some of the pieces i've learnt are Georgia On Mind, Autumn Leaves, What A Wonderful World - standard stuff.
Well, I always use "Sweet Georgia Brown" as one of my harder improv songs. When jamming with other musicians the tempo of that song can get extremely fast and soloing over the changes seems impossible. But even with the tempo down you can get lots of practice.