Realbook Library online of Jazz Standard lead sheets

Birdland by Weather Report – complete arrangement pdf with parts

St. Thomas Samba by Mingus Youtube  – Sonny Rollins arrangements 9-1imkamy


“Red House”– This best blues song of all time was performed by Jimi Hendrix. The song was released in 1967 but recorded in 1966. The song is on Jimi’s album “The Jimi Hendrix Experience.” “Red House” is about Jimi’s first love, Betty Jean and the apartment where Jimi first met Keith Richard’s then-girlfriend, Linda.

Jimi Hendrix playing Red House


9 Must Know Electric Blues Instrumentals

Eric Clapton – Hey, Hey

Like most popular Clapton blues songs, this is a cover of a classic blues song.  Big Bill Broonzy originally penned this tune that showed up on Clapton’s Unplugged album.



Stevie Ray Vaughan – Life by the Drop

Life by the Drop.  The last track on The Sky is Crying, it may not be the most popular SRV tune, but the feeling SRV puts forth in that tune is moving to say the least.

And the playing is, as always, incredible.  This acoustic tune offers a beginner the chance to learn the standard SRV shuffle rhythm and throws in a few sweet open position blues licks that are very much a staple in Mr. Vaughan’s playing.


Keb’ Mo’ – Perpetual Blues Machine

Keb’ Mo’ is a contemporary blues artist and in my opinion, one of the best guys out there making new music today.  Perpetual Blues Machine, from the 1997 Grammy winning albumJust Like You is a great track to both get you into Keb’ Mo’ and give your fingers a workout.


Freddie King – San-Ho-Zay

One of the Three Kings of Blues, Freddie King’s style is one to get to know.  This tune jumps!

It’s a whole lotta fun to play and is challenging to learn.  The opening licks are examples of perfect phrasing.


T-Bone Walker – Stormy Monday

I have played this slow blues tune over and over trying to understand the genius at work here.  T-Bone’s chord vocabulary is to be admired and it is clearly at work here.

This arrangement is simply brilliant.


Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock with backing track


Youtubes about JAZZ

Jazz By Ken Burns – Vol.1 – New Orleans

Jazz By Ken Burns – Vol. 2 – Louis Armstrong

The Story of Jazz 1hr 37min with Lloyd Richards


the Beginner’s Guide to Improvisation


PART ONE – The Single Note Game 

PART TWO – Playing the Chord Changes 

PART THREE – It Don’t Mean A Thing… 

PART FOUR – Making Melodies 

Improvise Backing Tracks


Jazz Standards on YouTube

100 top Jazz Playlist

Song for my Father

Take Five

My Favorite Things

The Sidewinder

All Blues

Blue Bossa


Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

Birdland arr. by Michael Sweeney

Four on Six

Watermelon Man

C Jam Blues by Duke Ellington

Route 66 by Brian Setzer

Route 66 by Nat King Cole

Straighten Up and Fly Right

Learn Jazz – music minus one play along tracks YouTubes – 229 videos

Learn Jazz


Great American Songbook

All of Me

Blue Bossa

So What

All The Things You Are

Autumn Leaves G minor


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The Mandy Walk: An Inside Look With John Stowell

Ear Training 101: Chord Recognition

6 Licks to Play Over Minor 7 Chords

Ear Training 101: Recognizing Intervals


15 Essential Jazz Etudes for C Instruments

Blues In All 12 Key

20 Jazz Standards For Beginners

Start-Up Standards

Rhythm Changes In All 12 Keys



All of Me

Blue Bossa

So What


A Go Go by John Scofield

Green Tea by John Scofield

Pick Up the Pieces by Average White Band

Chameleon by Herbie Hancock

Rockit by Herbie Hancock

Watermellon Man by Herbie Hancock

Canteloupe Island by Herbie Hancock Youtube   – canteloupe-island-music-paper

Tutu by Miles Davis

Birdland by Weather Report

Autumn Leaves – Bop or Cool jazz performance by Cannonball Aderley with Miles Davis

Jeckle and Hyde by Marcus Miller

My Funny Valentine – Chet Baker, vocal, trumpet

One Note Samba – Calos Jobim

Girl From Ipanema – Carlos Jobim

All of Me

One O’Clock Jump – Count Basie

the Chicken – Big Band Arrangement

the Chicken – Jacco Pastorius group

Pink Panther by Henri Mancini

Route 66

C Jam Blues