The New Real Book Vol. 1 – C version




The only legal, corrected and updated
version of the original Real Book.
438 pages.

All living composers have approved these charts; many of them are from the composer’s own lead sheets.
Charts for the standards were derived from a consensus of the best recorded jazz versions.
Created by musicians, for musicians. The new standard in fake books!

Play-Along CDs available for this book


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Partial List Of Songs:


Miles Davis – Four, Nefertiti, Solar, Eighty One, Fall, etc.
Thelonious Monk – Ruby My Dear, I Mean You, Monk’s Mood, etc.
Freddie Hubbard – Little Sunflower, Up Jumped Spring, etc.
Joe Henderson – Blue Bossa, Black Narcissus, Fire, etc.
McCoy Tyner – Search For Peace, Blues On The Corner, etc.
Wes Montgomery – Four On Six, West Coast Blues, Unit 7
Bud Powell – Hallucinations, Bouncin’ With Bud

Bill Evans – Waltz For Debby, Very Early, Gloria’s Step, etc.
Wayne Shorter – Footprints, Ana Maria, Speak No Evil, 3 Marias, etc.
Sonny Rollins – St. Thomas, Oleo, Airegin, Pent Up House
Cannonball Adderley – Mercy Mercy Mercy, Blue Daniel, etc.
Charles Mingus – Reincarnation Of A Lovebird, Self Portrait, etc
Antonio C. Jobim – Wave, Desafinado, Dindi, Once I Loved, etc.
… And Many More!

Angel Eyes
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Basin St. Blues
Blame It On My Youth
But Beautiful
Darn That Dream
Don’t Go To Strangers
Everything Happens To Me
Gone With The Wind

Good Morning Heartache
Here’s That Rainy Day
I Should Care
I Thought About You
Long Ago And Far Away
Moonlight In Vermont
My Romance
My Shining Hour
Polkadots And Moonbeams Nature Boy
Speak Low
Stormy Weather
Take The “A” Train
These Foolish Things
We’ll Be Together Again
Willow Weep For Me

Al Jarreau – Boogie Down, Mornin’, Easy, Breakin’ Away, etc.
The Crusaders – Street Life, Put it Where You Want It, etc.
Jaco Pastorius – Three Views Of A Sectret, Portrait Of Tracy
Michael Brecker – Nothing Personal, Not Ethiopia
Spyro Gyra – Morning Dance, Shaker Song, Song For Lorraine
Ivan Lins – Velas, The Island, Love Dance
Victor Feldman – Rio, Let’s Go Dancin’, Haunted Ballroom
George Benson – This Masquerade, Turn Your Love Around, etc
The Yellowjackets – Rush Hour, Matinee Idol, Going’ Home, etc.
Steps Ahead – Safari, Both Sides Of The Coin
Weather Report – Havona, River People, Mr. Gone, Plaza Real
Jeff Lorber – Always There, Black Ice, Delevans
Dave Grusin – Modadji, Friends And Strangers
…and many more!