My Favorite Standards Right Now Modern Jazz tunes I'd Like To Cover
I just love Diana Krall. I've always wanted to play from her songbook. I think I can find charts for most of them. Here are some of my favorites. I've put them in chronological order. Feel free to listen to them all or just a few and decide which ones are you're favorites and maybe we can put them together.

From her 1996 CD, "All for You" A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio.
No drums on this one. Nice guitar opening.
Ain't I Good To You

There are a lot of great songs on the Nat King Cole trubute, but this is one of my favorites. She also does a nice version of this on her live album.
'Deed I Do

Another great guitar intro. A nice example of an arrangement that could easily be done as a trio, as could all of these.
You Call It Madness

From her 1997 CD, Love Scenes.

This is a great arrangement, nice bass solo for an intro, this is perfect for gigs like "Du Vin."
All Or Nothing At All

How Deep Is The Ocean

I Don't Know Enough About You

I Don't Stand a Ghost Of A Chance

They Can't Take That Away From Me

You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me

Another fabulous CD from 1999,
When I Look In Your Eyes.
She does "Devil May Care" on her 2002 Live CD where she picks up the tempo.
Devil May Care
Devil May Care...2002 live version

East Of The Sun

I've Got You Under My Skin

Let's Face The Music And Dance

Let's Fall In Love

The Best Thing For You

Her 2001 CD uses a full orchestra, but when you listen to the combo through the violins you can hear great trio potential. These are great standards and I particularly like "Besame Mucho" and "SWonderful."
Besame Mucho

I Remember You


I'd like to be part of a project that performs some nice covers and also incorporates original compositions from the members. It would be nice to do a few Jam songs as a way to coax new ideas into the project. Here are some of the songs I'm listening to now.

Please feel free to contact me with your own ideas for covers, or just some of your own ideas.

I like house music and thought I would start with a remix of a Brecker Brothers tune. I hope you enjoy it.
Big Idea

Here's a nice Kenny Garret tune
Sing a Song of Song

I dig John Scofield's "Uberjam" CD.
Ideo Funk
If you like John Scofield, here is a saxophone player that colaborates with him.

Ikiaka gave me some Robert Glasper stuff to listen to. This is worth listening to.
Jelly's Da Beeneer
Rise and Shine

He also slid me some Avishai Cohen which has led me to listen to more recording artists from New York.
Avishai Cohen's "As Is...Live At The Blue Note" CD has great feeling.

Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green.
Playing with Stones

I dig the groove on this tune.

Of course, if you're going to cover jazz, you have to do some Soulive.
Roll the Tape

Just about my favorite band is Mother Funk Conspiricy. Once you've taken a listen I'm certain you'd agree.
DJam on Toast
Drunk Falling Down a Hill
Front Butt
Hambone Steak Sauce
Handle It 02
Handle It 03

Another favorite of mine is Happy Apple. I came close to doing these with a couple of different bands, but they require a bit of rehearsal, as do most of these tunes.
The World Begins and Ends With Your Combover
Green Grass Stains on Wrangler Jeans

Here are my favorite Charlie Hunter tunes.
Funky Niblets
Run For It

Something from John Zorn
Here's a Joshua Redman tune that would be easy to score and funky to do.
Jazz Crimes