March 10, 2017
Jazz music has become a lot more popular and also one of the most respected American Art forms. Today we have a lot of beautiful jazz songs as well as a number of amazing jazz artists. Here is a list of some of the best jazz songs of all the time—
5. Birdland – By Weather Report
The song is a jazz-fusion instrumental composition written by Joe Zaniwal, the keyboardist of “Weather Report”. It was first released in 1977 in their studio album “Heavy Weather”. The song was nominated for Grammy Awards for the Best Instrumental Composition and was on number 1 on the Billboard Jazz Albums Chart in the year 1977.
4. Salt Peanuts – By Dizzy Gillespie
First released in 1942, “Salt Peanut” is bebop tune composed by Dizzy Gillespie. Honestly, the lyrics got no deep meaning but it is indeed one of the most beautiful and cheering jazz songs of all time.
3. Take Five – By Dave Brubeck
Composed by Paul Desmond, this beautiful jazz song was first released in the year 1959 and then re-released in the year 1961. The song I performed by Dave Brubeck on his album “Time Out”. After its re-release, the song became an extraordinary hit and the best-selling jazz single ever.
2. So What – By Miles Davis
This is one of the most popular songs by Miles Davis from his album “Kind of Blue”. It is one of the best known examples of modal jazz. Truly a classic chosen for the jazz lovers.
1. What a Wonderful World – By Louis Armstrong
The song is written by Bob Thiele in the name of George Douglas and George David Weiss. It was first released in the year 1967 as a single. And then it topped the pop charts in the United Kingdom. The song got many recognition and a peaked a lot of number one position in many regions around the World.
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