Franco's Jazz Picks - May 2019

I pulled together my "get off book" practice list for May 2019.

  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • I Thought About You
  • Invitation
  • Lady Bird
  • Nica's Dream
  • Recorda-Me
  • Someday My Prince Will Come
  • Tenderly
  • Yesterdays

Some of those are new tunes, some are ones that I need to refresh/maintain. The objectives for this list are as follows:

Be able to...

  • memorize the common key(s) for each tune
  • sing the melody, bonus points if I can play them.
  • move through root motion on the tunes without a chart
  • play any intro sections and codas that are special
  • execute trades without chart open
  • take a solo that I like the sound of
  • bonus points: write out the chart from memory, with chord qualities