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Criteria: - Songs were chosen for their musical & lyrical quality and lasting popularity in jazz music.

Edited By: Alvin
Last Updated: 08-08-2004
 
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Top 10 Songs By The Greatest Jazz Artists
Art Blakey

1. Along Came Betty
2. Moanin'
3. A Night in Tunisia
4. Free For All
5. Blues March
6. Evidence
7. Confirmation
8. When Love is New
9. Ms. B.C.
10. Doodlin'

Art Tatum

1. Tiger Rag
2. Tea for Two
3. Danny Boy
4. Memories of You
5. You Took Advantage of Me
6. All the Things You Are
7. Perdido
8. Willow Weep for Me
9. Sophisticated Lady
10. Moonglow

Benny Goodman

1. Stompin' at the Savoy
2. Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)
3. King Porter Stomp
4. Flyin' Home
5. Who?
6. Benny Rides Again
7. Goodbye
8. Rachel's Dream
9. Let's Dance
10. Clarinetitis

Bill Evans

1. Waltz for Debby
2. The Peacocks
3. Peace Piece
4. Alice In Wonderland
5. Blue In Green
6. On Green Dolphin Street
7. Seascape
8. But Beautiful
9. My Heart Stood Still
10. Solar

Billie Holiday

1. Strange Fruit
2. God Bless The Child
3. Body and Soul
4. You've Changed
5. Fine and Mellow
6. The End of a Love Affair
7. Autumn in New York
8. You Don't Know What Love Is
9. The Very Thought of You
10. What a Little Moonlight Can Do

Bud Powell

1. Tempus Fugue-It (Tempus Fugit)
2. Dusk In Sandi
3. Oblivion
4. 'Round Midnight
5. Bouncing With Bud
6. Un Poco Loco
7. I Remember Clifford
8. Time Waits
9. Billie's Bounce
10. Evidence

Charlie Christian

1. Solo Flight
2. Seven Come Eleven
3. Flying Home
4. Blues in B
5. Rose Room
6. Gone With "What" Wind
7. Royal Garden Blues
8. Waiting for Benny
9. Air Mail Special
10. Lester's Dream

Charlie Parker

1. Ko Ko
2. Just Friends
3. Bird Gets the Worm
4. Confirmation
5. Moten Swing
6. Now's the Time
7. Yardbird Suite
8. Scrapple From the Apple
9. Star Eyes
10. Lover Man

Charles Mingus

1. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
2. Boogie Stop Shuffle
3. Better Git It In Your Soul
4. Self Portrait In Three Colors
5. Fables of Faubus
6. Haitian Fight Song
7. Solo Dancer
8. Ysables Table Dance
9.The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers
10. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting

Clifford Brown

1. The Blues Walk
2. Donna Lee
3. Joy Spring
4. Daahoud
5. Cherokee
6. Sandhu
7. Embraceable You (w/ Strings)
8. What Is This Thing Called Love?
9. What Am I Here For?
10. Jordo

Coleman Hawkins

1. Body and Soul
2. Honeysuckle Rose
3. I Mean You
4. Woody 'n' You
5. The Man I Love
6. Bean and the Boys
7. Just Friends
8. Ruby, My Dear
9. Self Portrait of the Bean
10. The Stampede

Count Basie

1. April in Paris
2. Shiny Stockings
3. One O' Clock Jump
4. Everyday I Have The Blues
5. Belly Roll
6. 9:20 Speacial
7. To You (With Duke Ellington)
8. Lil' Darlin'
9. Corner Pocket
10. Blue and Sentimental

Dave Brubeck

1. Take Five
2. Blue Rondo A La Turk
3. The Duke
4. Stardust
5. Kathy's Waltz
6. Bossa Nova U.S.A.
7. Strange Meadow Lark
8. Georgia On My Mind
9. Please Be Kind
10. Little Man with a Candy Cigar

Dizzy Gillespie

1. A Night in Tunisia
2. Manteca
3. Salt Peanuts
4. Groovin' High
5. Dizzy Atmosphere
6. Flamingo
7. Con Alma
8. Birk's Works
9. I Can't Get Started
10. Oop Bop Sh'Bam

Django Reinhardt

1. Nuages
2. Minor Swing
3. Stomping at Decca
4. Daphne
5. Django Castle
6. Manoir de Mes Reves
7. Stormy Weather
8. I'll See You in My Dreams
9. Limehouse Blues
10. All the Things You Are

Duke Ellington

1. Take the 'A' Train
2. Mood Indigo
3. Sophisticated Lady
4. Lotus Blossom
5. Come Sunday
6. Caravan
7. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got that Swing)
8. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
9. Satin Doll
10. Black and Tan Fantasy

Ella Fitzgerald

1. Mack the Knife
2. Summertime
3. A Tisket A Tasket
4. Rock it For Me
5. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
6. Let's Just Call the Whole Thing Off
7. Flying Home
8. You'll Have To Swing It
9. Night and Day
10. A Fine Romance

Eric Dolphy

1. Hat and Beard
2. Out to Lunch
3. Out There
4. 245
5. Improvisation and Tucras
6. Ode to Charlie Parker
7. Gazzelioni
8. Jim Cros
9. 17 West
10. Aggression

Fletcher Henderson

1. King Porter Stomp
2. Down South Camp Meeting
3. Wrappin' It Up
4. Dippermouth Blues
5. Sugar Foot Stomp
6. Shanghai Shuffle
7. Copenhagen
8. Go 'long Mule
9. Hotter than 'Ell
10. Christopher Columbus

George Gershwin

1. Rhapsody in Blue
2. Summertime
3. They Can't Take That Away From Me
4. I Got Rhythm
5. It Ain't Necessarily So
6. The Man I Love
7. Fascinating Rhythm
8. 'S Wonderful
9. Embraceable You
10. Nice Work If You Can Get It

Herbie Hancock

1. Watermelon Man
2. Maiden Voyage
3. Chameleon
4. Dolphin Dance
5. Cantaloupe Island
6. Rockit
7. Speak Like a Child
8. You Got It Bad Girl
9. Actual Proof
10. Tell Me a Bedtime Story

Horace Silver

1. Song for My Father
2. Sister Sadie
3. The Kicker
4. Mexican Hip Dance
5. Doodlin'
6. Quicksilver
7. Que Pasa?
8. Opus de Funk
9. Silverware
10. The Natives Are Restless Tonight

Jelly Roll Morton

1. Black Bottom Stomp
2. King Porter Stomp
3. Milenberg Joys
4. Wolverine Blues
5. Kansas City Stomp
6. Low Gravy
7. Blue Blood Blues
8. Grandpa's Spells
9. The Pearls
10. Doctor Jazz

J.J. Johnson

1. Love for Sale
2. Poem for Brass
3. Nature Boy
4. Lament
5. El Camino Real
6. Blue Train
7. It Could Happen to You
8. Capri
9. Portrait of Jenny
10. Groovin'

Joe Henderson

1. Lush Life
2. Ask Me Now
3. Blue Bossa
4. Recorda Me
5. Nardis
6. Chelsea Bridge
7. The Kicker
8. Mamacita
9. Punjab
10. In N' Out

John Coltrane

1. Giant Steps
2. Naima
3. Blue Train
4. My Favorite Things
5. Summertime
6. Locomotion
7. A Love Supreme Part I : Acknowledgment
8. Afro Blue
9. Mr. P.C.
10. Ascension

Lee Morgan

1. The Sidewinder
2. Totem Pole
3. Ceora
4. I Remember Clifford
5. Hocus Pocus
6. Cornbread
7. Speedball
8. Since I Fell for You
9. These Are the Soulful Days
10. Ill Wind

Lester Young

1. Lester Leaps In
2. D.B. Blues
3. Oh, Lady Be Good!
4. I've Found A New Baby
5. This Year's Kisses
6. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
7. Sometimes I'm Happy
8. If Dreams Come True
9. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
10. Honeysuckle Rose

Lionel Hampton

1. Flyin' Home
2. Memories of You
3. Down Home Jump
4. Hey Bab-Ba-Rebop
5. Wizzin' the Wizz
6. Hamp's Boogie Woogie
7. Midnight Sun
8. Red Ribbon
9. Take the 'A' Train
10. Crazy Rhythm

Louis Armstrong

1. West End Blues
2. Hello, Dolly!
3. What a Wonderful World
4. Black and Blue
5. When the Saints Go Marching In
6. Mack the Knife
7. Chimes Blues
8. New Orleans Stomp
9. St. Louis Blues
10. Blueberry Hill

Miles Davis

1. So What
2. All Blues
3. Blue in Green
4. Boplicity
5. My Funny Valentine [Live]
6. Freddie Freeloader
7. Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio)
8. Summertime
9. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
10. Donna Lee

Ornette Coleman

1. Law Years
2. Lonely Woman
3. The Good Life
4. Congeniality
5. The Shpinx
6. Ramblin'
7. Blues Connotation
8. First Take
9. Free Jazz
10. Tommorow Is the Question!

Sarah Vaughan

1. My Mans Gone Now
2. Lullaby of Birdland
3. Broken Hearted Melody
4. Misty
5. My Funny Valentine
6. April In Paris
7. Tenderly
8. Cheek to Cheek
9. How High the Moon
10. Take That Away From Me

Sidney Bechet

1. Summertime
2. Shag
3. Stompy Jones
4. Sweet Lorraine
5. Love for Sale
6. Shake it and Break It
7. Egyptian Fantasy
8. Jungle Drums
9. Viper Mad
10. Wild Cat Blues

Sonny Rollins

1. St. Thomas
2. Strode Rode
3. Airegin
4. Doxy
5. Solid
6. Sunnymoon for Two
7. Blue 7
8. Oleo
9. Tenor Madness
10. John S.

Stan Getz

1. The Girl From Ipanema
2. Desafinado
3. Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
4. Doralice
5. Night and Day
6. My Funny Valentine (With J.J. Johnson)
7. Stella by Starlight
8. Con Alma
9. Soul Eyes
10. Blood Count

Thelonious Monk

1. 'Round Midnight
2. Monk's Dream
3. Beshma Swing
4. Blue Monk
5. Well, You Needn't
6. Straight, No Chaser
7. Bolivar Blues
8. Brilliant Corners
9. Ruby, My Dear (With John Coltrane)
10. Green Chimneys

Wayne Shorter

1. Speak No Evil
2. Witch Hunt
3. Footprints
4. Ju Ju
5. Infant Eyes
6. Adam's Apple
7. Water Babies
8. Virgo
9. Lost
10. Tom Thumb

Wes Montgomery

1. West Coast Blues
2. Four On Six
3. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
4. Bumpin'
5. Unit 7
6. Angel Eyes
7. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
8. Tune Up
9. Airegin
10. Delilah

Woody Herman

1. Four Brothers
2. Lullaby of Birdland
3. Lady McGowan's Dream
4. Summer Sequence
5. Lemon Drop
6. Ebony Concerto
7. Woodchopper's Ball
8. Blue Flame
9. Stompin' at the Savoy
10. Alone Again



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