Thanks to those who have contributed to my thread entitled 'What jazz standards feature signature bass lines?'. http://www.tdpri.com/threads/what-jazz-standards-feature-signature-bass-lines.617514/ The purpose of that thread is to get an idea about tunes which contain specific bass lines that really don't want to be fudged - where basic chord charts, musicianship, and improvisation alone aren't quite enough. And I do have a far clearer picture of that now, thanks to those who have offered input. This thread aspires to work in tandem with the previous thread, but with the opposite approach: standards with no particular signature or hook bass lines, where improvising the lines will work just fine (but with more specificity to the choices of the tunes - please read on, thanks). This would assume that one has access to and can read chord charts, understands how chords are constructed, and can build lines on the spot based on walking lines with chromatics, along with use of arpeggios, root-five moves, and all else that would apply. As with the previous thread, I'm looking at old school standards that are commonly called. What I'd like to do is design a sort of abridged crash course overview of select tunes that one could use to quickly prepare for a pickup gig - with say, two hours or so to run through specific tunes that would cover the most amount of ground in a small period of time, along the lines of what one might expect to encounter on the job. A 'cramming for the exam' type of thing. To get the obvious out of the way, yes, of course this is a hugely compromised proposition that doesn't purport to replace more comprehensive work and study. However, I believe that it could still be quite useful. Not just looking for lists of cool tunes... For anyone willing to contribute, choose - you pick the number - 8, 12, 15 specific tunes, whatever you think - that would arm one with at least a general overview toward the goal of navigating: medium swing/Ellington tunes based on 'Rhythm Changes' Latin/bossa/samba/Jobim ballads fast bebop blues minor blues modal tunes Reference sources for the prep session are YouTube and a version of The Real Book. Tunes should: be found in The Real Book be easily found at YouTube be among those commonly called at typical straight ahead jazz gigs be chosen as part of the aforementioned overview for quick study that covers the different types of tunes previously mentioned. Thanks in advance.