Home » Jazz Articles » Ted Dunbar's Bebop List


Mix Tape

Ted Dunbar's Bebop List


Sign in to view read count
Yeah, I know I went WAY over the 10-20 song, 70 minute limit, but this is a VERY important list. These are the tunes I practiced EVERY day (in this order) for several years from a list given to me by my teacher Ted Dunbar in 1990.

1 Confirmation5:53Charlie ParkerThe Charlie Parker Story
2 Donna Lee2:32Charlie "Bird" ParkerThe Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes
3 Four7:14Miles DavisWorkin'
4 Little Willie Leaps2:50Charlie "Bird" ParkerThe Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes
5 Freedom Jazz Dance (Evolution Of The Groove)7:13Miles DavisMiles Smiles
6 Sippin' at Bell's2:21Charlie "Bird" ParkerThe Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes
7 Scrapple From The Apple2:54Charlie "Bird" ParkerThe Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes
8 Vierd Blues6:55Miles DavisCollector's Items
9 Cookin' at the Continental4:54Horace SilverFinger Poppin' With the Horace Silver Quintet
10 Gingerbread Boy7:44Miles DavisMiles Smiles
11 Jordu—Clifford Brown7:50Clifford BrownClifford Brown And Max Roach
12 Airegin4:27Miles Davis QuintetCookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet
13 Yardbird Suite2:53Charlie "Bird" ParkerThe Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes
14 Au Privave2:39Sonny StittStitt Plays Bird
15 Budo4:14Miles Davis'Round About Midnight
16 Ornithology2:59Charlie "Bird" ParkerThe Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes
17 Ornithology4:24Charlie ParkerThe Charlie Parker Story
18 Parisian Thoroughfare—Clifford Brown7:19Clifford BrownClifford Brown And Max Roach
19 Groovin' High6:00Charlie ParkerThe Charlie Parker Story
20 Moment's Notice9:16John ColtraneBlue Train
21 Dat Dere—take 35:28Cannonball AdderleyThem Dirty Blues
22 Daahoud—Clifford Brown4:50Clifford BrownClifford Brown And Max Roach
23 Bebop2:50Charlie "Bird" ParkerThe Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes
24 Ceora8:29Deep Blue Orgin TrioFolk Music
25 Anthropology5:03Charlie ParkerThe Charlie Parker Story
26 Anthropology4:17Barry HarrisNewer Than New
27 Tricotism3:53Ray BrownUltimate Ray Brown
28 Joy Spring—Clifford Brown6:50Clifford BrownClifford Brown And Max Roach
29 Half Nelson4:48Miles DavisWorkin'
30 Oleo5:54Miles Davis QuintetRelaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet
31 Room 6085:09The National Jazz EnsembleNational Jazz Ensemble (1975-1976)
32 Milestones2:35Charlie "Bird" ParkerThe Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes
33 Cheryl2:58Charlie "Bird" ParkerThe Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes
34 Opus De Funk—Milt Jackson;Hubert Laws6:43Milt Jackson;Hubert LawsGoodbye
35 Dig7:34Miles DavisDig
36 Quicksilver7:13Horace SilverFunky Pieces Of Silver
37 Impressions—John Coltrane & McCoy Tyner & Elvin Jones7:27John Coltrane & McCoy Tyner & Elvin JonesJohn Coltrane The Greatest Hits
38 Prince Albert8:40The Jazz MessengersThe Ultimate Jazz Archive 32 At The Cafe Bohemia, Nov. 11
39 Giant Steps4:43John ColtraneGiant Steps
40 Song for My Father by Horace Silver Quartet7:19Various ArtistsClassic Jazz—Jazz Masters
41 The Theme5:51Miles DavisMiles
42 The Theme (Take 1)2:00Miles DavisWorkin'

Post a comment

Get the Jazz Near You newsletter All About Jazz has been a pillar of jazz since 1995, championing it as an art form and, more importantly, supporting the musicians who create it. Our enduring commitment has made "AAJ" one of the most culturally important websites of its kind, read by hundreds of thousands of fans, musicians and industry figures every month.

To expand our coverage even further and develop new means to foster jazz discovery and connectivity we need your help. You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky ads plus provide access to future articles for a full year. This winning combination will vastly improve your AAJ experience and allow us to vigorously build on the pioneering work we first started in 1995. So enjoy an ad-free AAJ experience and help us remain a positive beacon for jazz by making a donation today.



Jazz article: Jazzy Christmas
Mix Tape
Jazzy Christmas
Jazz article: Classic Christmas
Jazz article: Ted Dunbar's Bebop List


Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.