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Best Jazz Songs

Best Jazz Songs
Jazz is an ever-popular genre, with classics attaining similar prestige as vintage wines! Read on to know some of the best and most popular songs made in this genre ever...
Aastha Dogra
If there is one legacy of the African-American community which they will always be proud of―it has to be jazz music (although there is no dearth of alternative options). Although it originated in the 20th century and most of the famous musicians in the genre have been black, it has crossed all barriers of time and race, and continues to be one of the most popular and loved music genres even today.
It typically uses musical instruments like the bass guitar, piano, drums, trumpet, banjo, clarinet, flute, vocals, piano, tuba, guitar, and trombone. It can range from smooth and romantic melodies to fast-paced and peppy, upbeat tracks. There is a vast collection to choose from.
Some of the Most Popular Classics
  • Don't Stop the Music ~ Jamie Cullum
  • World Saxophone Quartet ~ Plays Duke Ellington
  • Just the Two of Us ~ Grover Washington & Bill Withers
  • Black Saint & the Sinner Lady ~ Charles Mingus
  • Wheels ~ Jamie Cullum
  • The Inner Mounting Flame ~ Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • From the Soul ~ Joe Lovano
  • Somethin' Else ~ Cannonball Adderly
  • Blanton/Webster Band ~ Duke Ellington
  • How Do You Keep the Music Playing ~ James Ingram & Patti Austin
  • Waltz for Debby ~ Bill Evans
  • Take Five ~ Dave Brubeck
  • Just One of Those Things ~ Jamie Cullum
  • Dance Me to the End of Love ~ Madeleine Peyroux
  • Ask the Ages ~ Sonny Sharrock
  • I'm All Over It ~ Jamie Cullum
At a Dance Club
  • Chameleon ~ Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters
  • Anonymous Skulls ~ Medeski, Martin & Wood
  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love ~ the Darkness
  • Georgia On My Mind ~ Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra
  • How Do You Keep the Music Playing ~ James Ingram & Patti Austin
  • Moondance ~ Van Morrison
  • Meets the Rhythm Section ~ Art Pepper
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot ~ Pat Benetar
  • Bemsha Swing ~ Thelonious Monk
  • La Vie en Rose ~ Louis Armstrong
  • A Remark You Made ~ Weather Report
  • All That Jazz ~ Chicago
  • Back at the Chicken Shack ~ Jimmy Smith
  • Cause We've Ended as Lovers ~ Jeff Beck
  • In a Sentimental Mood ~ John Coltrane & Duke Ellington
  • Willow Weep for Me ~ Wes Montgomery
  • Just the Two of Us ~ Grover Washington & Bill Withers
  • Route 66 ~ John Mayer
  • Aerial Boundaries ~ Michael Hedges
  • Bumpin' on Sunset ~ Wes Montgomery
  • Don't Know Why ~ Norah Jones
  • Blue Rondo A La Turk ~ Dave Brubeck
  • Goodbye Pork Pie Hat ~ Charles Mingus
  • Chitlins Con Carne ~ Kenny Burrell
Made for Marriages
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me ~ Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  • Tones for Elvin Jones ~ John McLaughlin
  • On Broadway ~ George Benson
  • A Long Drink of the Blues ~ Jackie McLean
  • How Do You Keep the Music Playing ~ James Ingram & Patti Austin
  • Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) ~ Louis Armstrong
  • Unforgettable ~ Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
  • Anonymous Skulls ~ Medeski, Martin & Wood
  • The Inner Mounting Flame ~ Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • New York, New York ~ Frank Sinatra
  • Just the Two of Us ~ Grover Washington & Bill Withers
  • Aerial Boundaries ~ Michael Hedges
  • Giving You The Best that I've Got ~ Anita Baker
  • It Had To Be You ~ Harry Connick, Jr
  • I'm In The Mood For Love ~ Ella Fitzgerald
  • What a Wonderful World ~ Louis Armstrong
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me ~ Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  • Our Man in Paris ~ Dexter Gordon
  • You Do Something To Me ~ Frank Sinatra
  • Acknowledgment ~ John Coltrane
  • Downhearted Blues ~ Lovie Austin
  • Havana ~ Kenny G
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine ~ Bette Midler
  • Hey Big Spender ~ Susan Kohler
  • You Stepped Out Of A Dream ~ Sarah Vaughan
  • Just the Two of Us ~ Grover Washington & Bill Withers
  • Come Fly With Me ~ Frank Sinatra
  • Aerial Boundaries ~ Michael Hedges
This was a subjective list of my favorites. Enjoy these and others, and lose yourself in the enchanting splendor of jazz music.