I had the pleasure of playing in Toronto this past weekend, in the band of my old college roommate, Jules Estrin. Jules is a very fine trombonist who just completed a Masters degree in jazz at the University of Toronto. We played at the Home Smith Jazz Bar at the Old Mill. It was a beautiful venue with a nice Yamaha grand piano and an attentive, listening audience.
Along with bassist/author Mike Downes
, we played three sets of jazz standards which I’ll post below, for the benefit of musicians who are either engaged in learning (or reviewing) repertoire.
Someday My Prince Will Come (Bb)
You Stepped Out Of A Dream (C)
If You Could See Me Now (Ab) Bossa
Pennies From Heaven (Ab)
I’ve Got Rhythm
September In The Rain (Eb)
Laura (C) Bossa
I Thought About You (F)
After You’ve Gone (C)
Sweet Georgia Brown (Ab)
Star Eyes (Eb)
Blues In The Closet
Emily and September in the Rain are two pieces I haven’t played in a few years but plan to add to my own set lists in the near future.