Jazz standard

A jazz standard is a musical composition that is particularly important in jazz . The musical themes , often at the base of arrangements or improvisations are very often played, resumed, rearranged, diverted, especially during jam sessions . Jazz standards can represent both historical heritage, artistic appropriation , and a lingua franca of jazz.

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Great American Songbook

The Great American Songbook , or, in French, Great American Repertoire of Song, commonly refers to American popular music from the 1920s to the 1960s , before the arrival and success of rock ‘n’ roll . The term includes the music of the musicals of Broadway , movies Hollywood and the American music industry called Tin Pan Alley . This music, which can be likened to swing and big bands , is often described as …

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