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Rodgers and Hart were responsible for a large number of 1930s standards, including "Blue Moon" (1934), "My Romance" (1935) and "My Funny Valentine" (1937).
Jazz standards
Before 1920
1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s and later

Jazz standards are musical compositions that are widely known, performed and recorded by jazz artists as part of the jazz musical repertoire. This list includes tunes written in the 1930s that are considered standards by at least one major fake book publication or reference work.

Broadway theatre contributed some of the most popular standards of the 1930s, including George and Ira Gershwin's "Summertime" (1935), Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's "My Funny Valentine" (1937) and Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's "All the Things You Are" (1939). These songs still rank among the most recorded standards.[1] Johnny Green's "Body and Soul", was introduced in Broadway and became a huge hit after Coleman Hawkins's 1939 recording. It is the most recorded jazz standard of all time.[2]

In the 1930s, swing jazz emerged as a dominant form in American music. Duke Ellington and his band members composed numerous swing era hits that have become standards: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (1932), "Sophisticated Lady" (1933) and "Caravan" (1936), among others. Other influential bandleaders of this period were Benny Goodman and Count Basie.

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1930

George Gershwin's songs have endured lasting popularity among both jazz and pop audiences. Among standards composed by him are "The Man I Love" (1924), "Embraceable You" (1930), "I Got Rhythm" (1930) and "Summertime" (1935).
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1931

1932

Virtuoso pianist Art Tatum mostly played Broadway and popular standards. He usually radically reworked the songs and had the ability to make standards sound like new compositions. Tatum's influential piano solos include "Tiger Rag", "Willow Weep for Me" and "Over the Rainbow".

1933

1934

1935

Many 1930s standards were popularized by jazz singer Billie Holiday's recordings, including "These Foolish Things", "Embraceable You", "Yesterdays".

1936

1937

1938

1939

Clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman popularized many of the 1930s standards, including "Darn That Dream", How Deep Is the Ocean, and "Stompin' at the Savoy".

Notes

  1. ^ "Top 50 most recorded standards". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions/index.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-18.  
  2. ^ "Body and Soul". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/bodyandsoul.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  3. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 57
  4. ^ The New Real Book, Volume II, p. 29
  5. ^ The New Real Book, Volume III, p. 55
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an Listed in The Real Vocal Book
  7. ^ a b "Body and Soul". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/bodyandsoul.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  8. ^ Kirchner 2005, p. 185
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Grammy Hall of Fame". Grammy.com. http://www.grammy.com/Recording_Academy/Awards/Hall_Of_Fame/. Retrieved 2009-05-29.  
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Listed in The Real Jazz Book
  11. ^ "But Not for Me". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/butnotforme.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  12. ^ "Embraceable You". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/embraceableyou.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  13. ^ a b "Exactly Like You". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-1/exactlylikeyou.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
  14. ^ The Real Book, Volume III, p. 116
  15. ^ The New Real Book, Volume II, p. 98
  16. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 145
  17. ^ a b "Georgia on My Mind". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/georgiaonmymind.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  18. ^ "I Got Rhythm". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/igotrhythm.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  19. ^ Greenberg 1998, pp. 152–155
  20. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 185
  21. ^ "I'm Confessin' That I Love You". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-2/imconfessinthatiloveyou.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  22. ^ "Love for Sale". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/loveforsale.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  23. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 260
  24. ^ The New Real Book, Volume II, p. 202
  25. ^ "Memories of You". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/memoriesofyou.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  26. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 279
  27. ^ The New Real Book, Volume II, p. 214
  28. ^ "Mood Indigo". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-1/moodindigo.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  29. ^ Stephen Holden: Theater; Mitchell Parish: A Way With Words. The New York Times, February 1 1987.
  30. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 298
  31. ^ The Real Book, Volume III, p. 312
  32. ^ The New Real Book, Volume II, p. 277
  33. ^ "On the Sunny Side of the Street". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/onthesunnysideofthestreet.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  34. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 20
  35. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Listed in The New Real Book, Volume I
  36. ^ "All of Me". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/allofme.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  37. ^ "Beautiful Love". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-5/beautifullove.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  38. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 40
  39. ^ "I Surrender Dear". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/isurrenderdear.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  40. ^ The New Real Book, Volume III, p. 193
  41. ^ "Just Friends". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/justfriends.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  42. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 242
  43. ^ "Lazy River". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-6/lazyriver.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  44. ^ Matthew Greenwald. "Lazy River song review". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:kxfoxcygldfe. Retrieved 2009-05-03.  
  45. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 318
  46. ^ "Out of Nowhere". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/outofnowhere.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  47. ^ "When It's Sleepy Time Down South". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-3/whenitssleepytimedownsouth.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  48. ^ Bogdanov, Woodstra & Erlewine 2002, p. 42
  49. ^ "When Your Lover Has Gone". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-2/whenyourloverhasgone.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  50. ^ "Alone Together". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/alonetogether.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  51. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 32
  52. ^ The Real Book, Volume III, p. 150
  53. ^ "How Deep Is the Ocean? (How High Is the Sky?)". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/howdeepistheocean.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  54. ^ "(I Don't Stand a) Ghost of a Chance (With You)". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/ghostofachance.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  55. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 173
  56. ^ The New Real Book, Volume III, p. 132
  57. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 224
  58. ^ The New Real Book, Volume II, p. 161
  59. ^ "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/itdontmeanathing.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  60. ^ "New Orleans". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-8/neworleans.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  61. ^ Sudhalter 2003, p. 151
  62. ^ "Night and Day". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/nightandday.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  63. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 426
  64. ^ a b "Willow Weep for Me". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/willowweepforme.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  65. ^ "Willow Weep for Me". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:3jfexxy0ldse. Retrieved 2009-05-29.  
  66. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 121
  67. ^ The New Real Book, Volume III, p. 111
  68. ^ "Don't Blame Me". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/dontblameme.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  69. ^ "Drop Me Off in Harlem". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-5/dropmeoffinharlem.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  70. ^ The Real Book, Volume III, p. 102
  71. ^ "I Cover the Waterfront". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/icoverthewaterfront.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  72. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 209
  73. ^ The New Real Book, Volume II, p. 162
  74. ^ "It's Only a Paper Moon". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-1/itsonlyapapermoon.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  75. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 302
  76. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 376
  77. ^ The New Real Book, Volume II, p. 337
  78. ^ "Sophisticated Lady". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/sophisticatedlady.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  79. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 454
  80. ^ "Yesterdays". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/yesterdays.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  81. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 38
  82. ^ "Autumn in New York". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-1/autumninnewyork.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  83. ^ The New Real Book, Volume III, p. 47
  84. ^ "Blue Moon". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/bluemoon.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  85. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 366
  86. ^ The New Real Book, Volume III, p. 346
  87. ^ "Solitude". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-1/solitude.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  88. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 354
  89. ^ "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/smokegetsinyoureyes.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  90. ^ The New Real Book, Volume III, p. 354
  91. ^ "Stars Fell on Alabama". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-2/starsfellonalabama.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  92. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 385
  93. ^ The New Real Book, Volume III, p. 359
  94. ^ a b Shaw 1989, p. 181
  95. ^ "Stompin' at the Savoy". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/stompinatthesavoy.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  96. ^ "Begin the Beguine". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-2/beginthebeguine.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-07.  
  97. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 207
  98. ^ The New Real Book, Volume III, p. 171
  99. ^ a b "In a Sentimental Mood". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/inasentimentalmood.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  100. ^ "Just One of Those Things". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/justoneofthosethings.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  101. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 289
  102. ^ "My Romance". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/myromance.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  103. ^ "Summertime". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/summertime.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  104. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 392
  105. ^ "These Foolish Things". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/thesefoolishthings.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  106. ^ The New Real Book, Volume II, p. 411
  107. ^ "Caravan". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/caravan.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  108. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 77
  109. ^ The New Real Book, Volume III, p. 73
  110. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 184
  111. ^ "I Can't Get Started (with You)". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/icantgetstarted.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  112. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 309
  113. ^ "Pennies from Heaven". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/penniesfromheaven.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  114. ^ "Sing, Sing, Sing". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-6/singsingsing.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  115. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 406
  116. ^ The New Real Book, Volume II, p. 366
  117. ^ "There Is No Greater Love". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/thereisnogreaterlove.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  118. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 415
  119. ^ "The Way You Look Tonight". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/thewayyoulooktonight.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  120. ^ The Real Book, Volume III, p. 447
  121. ^ Herzhaft et al. 1997, p. 281
  122. ^ "Azure". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-6/azure.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  123. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 26
  124. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 127
  125. ^ "Easy Living". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/easyliving.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  126. ^ "A Foggy Day". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/afoggyday.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  127. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 172
  128. ^ "Have You Met Miss Jones". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-2/haveyoumetmissjones.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  129. ^ "Giant Steps". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-2/giantsteps.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-27.  
  130. ^ "I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-8/iaintgotnothinbuttheblues.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  131. ^ The Real Book, Volume III, p. 152
  132. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 287
  133. ^ "My Funny Valentine". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/myfunnyvalentine.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  134. ^ The New Real Book, Volume II, p. 278
  135. ^ a b "Once In a While". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-2/onceinawhile.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  136. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 367
  137. ^ "Someday My Prince Will Come". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-2/somedaymyprincewillcome.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-29.  
  138. ^ "They Can't Take That Away from Me". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/theycanttakethatawayfromme.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  139. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 77
  140. ^ The New Real Book, Volume II, p. 47
  141. ^ "Cherokee (Indian Love Song)". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/cherokee.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  142. ^ "Heart and Soul". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-8/heartandsoul.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  143. ^ The Real Book, Volume III, p. 142
  144. ^ "Love Is Here to Stay". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/loveisheretostay.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  145. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 285
  146. ^ "The Nearness of You". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/thenearnessofyou.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  147. ^ Driggs & Haddix 2006, p. 168
  148. ^ Daniels 2006, p. 178
  149. ^ "One O'Clock Jump". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-1/oneoclockjump.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  150. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 331
  151. ^ The New Real Book, Volume III, p. 294
  152. ^ "Prelude to a Kiss". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/preludetoakiss.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  153. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 344
  154. ^ The New Real Book, Volume II, p. 318
  155. ^ "September Song". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/septembersong.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  156. ^ "You Go to My Head". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/yougotomyhead.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  157. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 22
  158. ^ "All the Things You Are". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/allthethingsyouare.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  159. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 99
  160. ^ "Darn That Dream". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/darnthatdream.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  161. ^ "Frenesi". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-4/frenesi.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  162. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 142
  163. ^ The Real Book, Volume III, p. 158
  164. ^ "I Didn't Know What Time It Was". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/ididntknowwhattimeitwas.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  165. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 180
  166. ^ The New Real Book, Volume II, p. 141
  167. ^ "I Thought About You". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-1/ithoughtaboutyou.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-29.  
  168. ^ "In the Mood". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-7/inthemood.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  169. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 208
  170. ^ Schuller 1991, p. 674
  171. ^ The New Real Book, Volume III, p. 287
  172. ^ "Over the Rainbow". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/overtherainbow.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  173. ^ "Something to Live For". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-4/somethingtolivefor.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  174. ^ Giddins 2000, p. 257
  175. ^ The Real Book, Volume II, p. 420
  176. ^ "What's New". JazzStandards.com. http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/whatsnew.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  177. ^ The Real Book, Volume I, p. 447
  178. ^ Studwell & Baldin 2000, p. 151

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Fakebooks

  • The New Real Book, Volume I. Sher Music. 1988. ISBN 0961470143.  
  • The New Real Book, Volume II. Sher Music. 1991. ISBN 0961470178.  
  • The New Real Book, Volume III. Sher Music. 1995. ISBN 188321730X.  
  • The Real Book, Volume I (6th ed.). Hal Leonard. 2004. ISBN 0-634-06038-4.  
  • The Real Book, Volume II (2nd ed.). Hal Leonard. 2007. ISBN 1-4234-2452-2.  
  • The Real Book, Volume III (2nd ed.). Hal Leonard. 2006. ISBN 0-634-06136-4.  
  • The Real Jazz Book. Warner Bros. ISBN 9789185041367.  
  • The Real Vocal Book, Volume I. Hal Leonard. 2006. ISBN 0634060805.  







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