MY SONGBOOK

My personal collection of music

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Very often, when asked which jazz standards are the best for me, we get a list of the top jazz standards we should know. Especially when it comes to learning chord changes and song forms this is certainly a good approach. However, at one point I stopped following this approach and started to put together my own songbook. For many songs I had to research and find the basics. I also often transcribed directly from the recording. Have a look at the list. If you have any suggestions or additions, feel free to contact me. (Note: I will gradually add the sheet music files and some descriptions)


  • Always and Forever (by Pat Metheny)
  • Anna (by Bert Joris)
  • Blue Bossa (by Kenny Dorham)
  • Cleopatra's Dream (by Bud Powell)
  • Dolphin Dance (by Herbie Hancock, as play by Chet Baker)
  • Estate (by Bruno Martino)
  • Funk in a Deep Freeze (by Hank Mobley)
  • Trippin' the Lovelight Fantastic (by Erik Truffaz)
  • Give it all you got (by Chuck Mangione)
  • Happiness is now (by Freddie Hubbard)
  • Sensuality (by Ibrahim Maalouf)
  • Surprises (by Ihbahim Maalouf)
  • In the Dark (by Armando Trovaioli)
  • Little Sunflower (by Freddie Hubbard)
  • Moon Alley (by Tom Harrel)
  • Nadalin (by Bobby Shew)
  • Never let me go (by Livingston & Evans)
  • Recuerdos (by Enrico Rava)
  • Arborway (by Rique Pantoja)
  • Cinema (by Rique Pantoja)
  • Starmaker (by Lou Marini)
  • Tiger Walk (by Peter Laine Orchestra)
  • To Wisdom the Prize (by Larry Willis)
  • You can't go home again (by Don Sebesky)
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About me

Jazz and improvisation are my passion and my focus. My trumpet playing is essentially unexcited and rather soulful. Since I like to be guided by great musicians, I enjoy analyzing and transcribing their music. I also try to adapt existing arrangements within certain limits. One aspect of my continuous trumpet practice program is that I started recording myself years ago. Which in the first step had the purpose to control my own playing, tone and intonation. As time went by, I got further and further into the world of recording techniques. With my education as an information electronics technician and the study of electrical engineering I have a basis to understand and implement essential aspects of the recording process, the sound engineering.

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