What Should We Play?
Posted by Marika Galea

Every jazz school seems to have certain tunes that are popular calls at jam sessions. Bassist Marika Galea has compiled a fascinating school-by-school list:

University of Toronto Jazz

How Insensitive
But Not For Me
Speak No Evil
Juju
Solitude
Monk’s Dream
Bye Bye Blackbird
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Falling Grace
7.5
Alone Together
Solar
Another You
Out of Nowhere
Ms. Jones
Countdown
Giant Steps
Inner Urge
It Could Happen To You
Airegin
Invitation
I Should Care
Round Midnight
Chelsea Bridge
If I Were A Bell
It’s You or No One
I Love You
How High The Moon
Night and Day

New School (NYC)
Giant Steps
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Stella
Doxy
Ms. Jones
Beautiful Love
Body and Soul
All Blues
Straight No Chaser

U of Miami Frost School of Music
All The Things
Speak No Evil
Fee Fi Fo Fum
Monk’s Dream
Four
Donna Lee
Ornithology
All Blues
Tune Up
Half Nelson

Boston – High School/NEC Prep/Tufts
Upper Manhattan Medical Group
Isfahan
Yardbird Suite
Stablemates
What’s New
But Not For Me
Peace

New England Conservatory
Green Dolphin St.
Solar
Yesterdays
Cherokee
In Your Own Sweet Way
How Deep Is The Ocean
Alone Together
Ms. Jones

Berklee
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
Stablemates
Giant Steps
Oleo
Stella

Humber College (Toronto)
Beatrice
Out of Nowhere
There Will Never Be Another you
All of Me
East of The Sun
I’ll Remember April
All the Things You Are
Inner Urge
Star Eyes
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Tune Up
Corcovado
Anthropology
Maiden Voyage
Au Privave
Billie’s Bounce
Locomotion
What Is This Thing Called Love
Donna Lee
Kind Folk

Humber College Community Music Program
Ms. Jones
Out of Nowhere
Joy Spring
Another You
Beatrice
No Greater Love
Afternoon In Paris
My Romance
Moment’s Notice
Cherokee
Blues For Alice
Autumn Leaves
Ladybird
Solar
Recorda Me
Blue Bossa
When Sonny Gets Blue

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