Form / Based on Standard Changes

Listen to the clip, then if you can't figure out what the standard is, click on the song title. You can also type the name of the standard in the search box at the top of every page (but not in the small search box just below—that one's just for our songs, composers and styles).

We like to call this category same changes around here, but songs based on standard changes are often called "contrafacts" in jazz education, and if you type that in the top search box you'll also see all of them.

    Clifford Brown

  • Sweet Clifford - Clifford Brown Swing (uptempo)
  • Swingin' - Clifford Brown Swing (uptempo)
  • Cecilia Coleman

  • So You Say - Cecilia Coleman Swing (medium up)
  • Tadd Dameron

  • Dream Is You - Tadd Dameron Swing (medium slow)
  • Kenny Dorham

  • Prince Albert - Kenny Dorham Swing (medium)
  • Speculate - Kenny Dorham Swing (uptempo)
  • Windmill - Kenny Dorham Swing (medium up)
  • Kenny Drew

  • Fuguetta - Kenny Drew Swing (medium up)
  • Don Friedman

  • Almost Everything - Don Friedman Swing (medium up)
  • Matthew Gee

  • Wow! - Matthew Gee Swing (medium up)
  • Paul Gonsalves

  • Hard Groove - Paul Gonsalves Swing (uptempo)
  • Gigi Gryce

  • Night At Tony's - Gigi Gryce Swing (medium up)
  • Salute To Birdland - Gigi Gryce Swing (uptempo)
  • Sans Souci - Gigi Gryce Latin (Bolero)
  • Transfiguration - Gigi Gryce Swing (medium up)
  • Barry Harris

  • High Step - Barry Harris Swing (medium)
  • Elmo Hope

  • Later For You - Elmo Hope Swing (medium up)
  • Bobby Jaspar

  • Flute Bob - Bobby Jaspar Latin/swing (uptempo)
  • J.J. Johnson

  • Commutation - J.J. Johnson Swing (medium up)
  • Philly Joe Jones

  • Got To Take Another Chance - Philly Joe Jones Swing (medium up)
  • Ryan Kisor

  • Deception - Ryan Kisor Swing (uptempo)
  • Don Lanphere

  • Stop - Don Lanphere Latin (medium)
  • Hank Mobley

  • Opener - Hank Mobley Swing (medium up)
  • Judy Niemack

  • With You - Idrees Sulieman & Judy Niemack Ballad
  • Paul Quinichette

  • Prevue - Paul Quinichette Swing (medium)
  • Norman Simmons

  • Stiffed - Norman Simmons Swing (uptempo)
  • Idrees Sulieman

  • Orange Blossoms - Idrees Sulieman Ballad
  • With You - Idrees Sulieman & Judy Niemack Ballad
  • Eli "Lucky" Thompson

  • Dancing Sunbeam - Eli "Lucky" Thompson Swing (medium)
  • Lady's Vanity - Eli "Lucky" Thompson Ballad
  • Translation - Eli "Lucky" Thompson Swing (medium)
  • Doug Watkins

  • Bet - Doug Watkins Swing (medium up)
  • Chuck Wayne

  • Slightly Dizzy - Chuck Wayne Swing (medium up)