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Just wondering, what jazz standards do you like to play on tenor?

Which tunes/changes do you think fit the horn/style well? What melodies tend to sound good coming out of your bell?

Edit: To be more specific, solo tenor tunes, as I'm not planning on another horn player at first.

I'm planning on forming a jazz trio or quartet soon, so I thought I'd get some suggestions for material. Also, I'm curious what you other tenor sax-heads are digging.

A few I like...

Stella by Starlight
God Bless the Child
Misty
There Will Never Be Another You
Am I Blue
All the Things You Are

Yes, I know...pretty generic. That's why I'm asking you all!
 

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Amazing Grace - Jazz Arrangement

Just a Little Walk With Thee

In the Garden - Boots Randolf arrangement.
 

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I love playin Oleo, blue Bossa, The Nearness of You, Body and Soul. These are all well known charts, and are very easy to solo on.
 

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Good Morning Heartache
Since I Fell For You
Skylark
 

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Skylark, Misty, Sugar, Footprints,
 

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Just Friends
Out of Nowhere
Beautiful Love
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Doxy
Stella
 

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I Remember You
Oh Lady Be Good
September in the Rain
Slow Boat to China
East of the Sun
 

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A couple of more to add.....

Detour Ahead.......listen to Getz play this.
For Sentimental Reasons
 

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The one I'm playing now!
 

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Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Lush Life
Little Girl Blue
Midnight at the Oasis (not a standard? Should be.)
Desafinado
Wave
Most things by Jobim
 

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Ballads go really well on tenor:
You don't know what love is
What's new
When sunny gets blue
East of the sun
Pannonica
Ruby my dear
Ask me now
Autumn In New York
Oh, and why the heck not: Body and Soul

Nice medium songs with melodies that get a nice ring on tenor:
Speak Low
In your own sweet way
Beatrice

Anything Golson: for instance:
Whisper Not
Stablemates

And of course other tenor players know how to write a nice tune for tenor:
Airegin
Oleo
Mr P.C.
Naima
etc.

and many many more...
 

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I like Rennie's list plus Darn that Dream, Midnight Sun, Bouncing with Bud, Buster Rides Again, a few more hard swinging Powell tunes, Perdido, Things Ain't What They Used to Be, Sittin' and a Rockin'.... Damn, where do I stop? If it swings, I'll probably like it.
 
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