Night And Day is a standard composed by Cole Porter.
Fly Me To The Moon is a standard composed by Bart Howard. The version of Frank Sinatra is without a doubt the best known interpretation of the song and contributed immensely to it’s popularity.
Blues Bossa is a jazz original by Joe Henderson that quickly became a standard. The song is guaranteed to be played at jamsessions.
The Days Of Wine And Roses is a jazz standard composed by Henry Mancini. The song is a jamsession favorite. You should definitely check out the Toots Thielemans version.
Another tune that is not that difficult to play is Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn). There are only two “key centers”: C and F (in the bridge). Just make sure to play D lydian dominant over the D7 chord.
A funky classic! The original version (Herbie Hancock) is not that funky but sounds more as a hybrid latin/ funk tune. At jamsessions however it is mostly played rather funky.
All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern) is another jamsession favorite and it is not that easy to improvise over. This backing track is the “fast” version.
Just Friends (John Klenner) is a popular jazz standard. These backing tracks will help you a great deal to master the tune.
St. Thomas (Sonny Rollins) is another popular tune at jasmsessions. It is deceptively simpel. You’d better master your major scale and het used to the high tempo the song is mostly played at.
Beautiful Love is yet another standard that is played quite often at jamsessions. It hovers mostly around it’s key center D minor.