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A "contrafact is a "musical composition built using the "chord progression of a pre-existing one but introducing a new "melody and "arrangement. Typically the original tune's progression and song "form will be reused but occasionally just a "section will be reused in the new composition. This article is a list of notable contrafacts by "jazz artists.

Contrafact Year Contrafact composer Original tune Year Original composer
""26-2"["citation needed] 1960 "John Coltrane ""Confirmation" 1946 "Charlie Parker
"317 East 32nd Street" "Lennie Tristano ""Out of Nowhere" 1931 "Johnny Green
""52nd Street Theme" 1944 "Thelonious Monk ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Ablution" "Lennie Tristano ""All the Things You Are" 1939 "Jerome Kern
""All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother" 1961 "Charles Mingus ""All the Things You Are" 1939 "Jerome Kern
""Anthropology/Thriving from a Riff" 1945 "Charlie Parker ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Apache Dance" "George Coleman ""Cherokee" 1938 "Ray Noble
"Apple Jump" "Dexter Gordon ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Back Home in Brooklyn with Donna" "Arun Luthra ""Back Home Again in Indiana" 1917 "James F. Hanley
"Background Music" "Warne Marsh ""All of Me" 1931 "Gerald Marks, "Seymour Simons
"Barry's Bop" "Fats Navarro ""What Is This Thing Called Love?" 1929 "Cole Porter
""Bean and the Boys" 1948 "Coleman Hawkins ""Lover, Come Back to Me" 1928 "Sigmund Romberg
"Bebop Romp" "Fats Navarro ""Fine and Dandy" 1930 "Kay Swift
"Because of Guns" "Vijay Iyer ""Hey Joe" 1962 "Billy Roberts
""Bird Gets the Worm" 1947 "Charlie Parker ""Lover, Come Back to Me" 1928 "Sigmund Romberg
"Bird of Paradise" "Charlie Parker ""All the Things You Are" 1939 "Jerome Kern
"Blue Serge"[1] 1946 "Serge Chaloff ""Cherokee" 1938 "Ray Noble
"Blue's Theme" "Blue Mitchell ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
""Boneology" 1946 "J. J. Johnson ""Honeysuckle Rose" 1929 "Fats Waller,
"Boston Bernie" "Dexter Gordon ""All the Things You Are" 1939 "Jerome Kern
"Bright Mississippi" "Thelonious Monk ""Sweet Georgia Brown" 1925 "Ben Bernie, "Maceo Pinkard
"Bud's Bubble" "Bud Powell ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Byas a Drink" "Don Byas ""Stompin' at the Savoy" 1934 "Edgar Sampson
"C.T.A." "Jimmy Heath ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Casbah" "Tadd Dameron ""Out of Nowhere" 1931 "Johnny Green
"Celebrity" "Charlie Parker ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Celia" "Bud Powell ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
""Chasin' the Bird" "Charlie Parker ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Chasm" "Julian Adderley ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Chick's Tune" "Chick Corea ""You Stepped Out of a Dream" 1940 "Nacio Herb Brown
"Chippie" "Ornette Coleman ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
""Chronology" 1959 "Ornette Coleman ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Coffee Pot" "J. J. Johnson ""All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" 1937 "Bronislaw Kaper, "Walter Jurmann, "Gus Kahn
"Come Fog" "Don Grolnick ""Come Rain or Come Shine" 1946 "Harold Arlen
""Constellation" 1948 "Charlie Parker ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
""Cotton Tail" 1940 "Duke Ellington ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Countdown" "John Coltrane ""Tune Up" 1953 "Miles Davis
"Coupe de Ville" "Mike Stern ""There Is No Greater Love" 1936 "Isham Jones
"Crazeology" "Benny Harris ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
""Dear John" 1990 "Freddie Hubbard ""Giant Steps" 1959 "John Coltrane
"Denial" "Miles Davis ""Confirmation" 1946 "Charlie Parker
"Dewey Square" "Charlie Parker ""Oh, Lady Be Good!" 1924 "George Gershwin
"Dexterity" "Charlie Parker ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Dextivity" 1947 "Dexter Gordon ""Take the "A" Train" 1939 "Billy Strayhorn
"Dextrose" 1947 "Dexter Gordon ""Fine and Dandy" 1930 "Kay Swift
""Dig" 1951 "Miles Davis ""Sweet Georgia Brown" 1925 "Ben Bernie, "Maceo Pinkard
"Diggin' Diz" "Dizzy Gillespie ""Lover" 1932 "Richard Rodgers
"Dizzie Atmosphere" "Dizzy Gillespie ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Do You Hear the Voices You Left Behind?" "John McLaughlin ""Giant Steps" 1959 "John Coltrane
""Donna Lee" 1947 "Charlie Parker and "Miles Davis ""Back Home Again in Indiana"[2] 1917 "Ballard MacDonald, "James F. Hanley
"Don't Be That Way" "Benny Goodman, "Edgar Sampson, "Mitchell Parish ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Doujie" "Wes Montgomery ""Confirmation" 1946 "Charlie Parker
""Doxy" 1957 "Sonny Rollins ""Ja-Da" 1918 "Bob Carleton
"Dream Step" "Dick Oatts ""You Stepped Out of a Dream" 1940 "Nacio Herb Brown
"Dream Stepper" "Lee Konitz ""You Stepped Out of a Dream" 1940 "Nacio Herb Brown
""The Eternal Triangle" 1957 "Sonny Stitt ""Dizzy Atmosphere" 1945 "Dizzy Gillespie
"Evidence"[3] "Thelonious Monk ""Just You, Just Me"[4] 1929 "Jesse Greer
"Ezz-Thetic" "George Russell ""Love for Sale" 1930 "Cole Porter
"Fats Blows" 1947 "Fats Navarro ""Oh, Lady Be Good" 1924 "George Gershwin
"Feather Bed" "Ted Brown ""You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" 1943 "Cole Porter
"Fifth House" "John Coltrane ""Hot House" 1945 "Tadd Dameron
""Finger Poppin'" 1959 "Horace Silver ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
""Flintstones Theme" Bryson, Goldberg ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Fox Hunt" "Maynard Ferguson ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Fried Bananas" "Dexter Gordon ""It Could Happen to You" 1944 "Jimmy Van Heusen
"For Regulars Only" "Dexter Gordon ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Frantic Fancies" "Bud Powell ""'S Wonderful" 1927 "George Gershwin
"Freight Train" "Tommy Flanagan ""Blues for Alice" 1951 "Charlie Parker
"Fungi Mama" "Blue Mitchell ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Futurity" "Gigi Gryce ""There Will Never Be Another You" 1942 "Harry Warren
"Garage Band" "Arun Luthra ""How About You?" 1941 "Burton Lane
""Get It" 1957 "Bud Powell ""Love Me or Leave Me" 1928 "Walter Donaldson
""Good Bait" 1944 "Tadd Dameron, "Count Basie ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Green St. Caper" "Woody Shaw ""Green Dolphin Street" 1947 "Bronislau Kaper
""Groovin' High" 1945 "Dizzy Gillespie ""Whispering" 1920 "Vincent Rose
"Hackensack" "Thelonious Monk ""Oh, Lady Be Good" 1924 "George Gershwin
""Half Nelson" 1947 "Miles Davis ""Lady Bird" 1939 "Tadd Dameron
""Hot House" 1945 "Tadd Dameron ""What Is This Thing Called Love?" 1929 "Cole Porter
"I Hate You" "Tete Montoliu ""I Love You" 1944 "Cole Porter
""I Want More" "Dexter Gordon ""All the Things You Are" 1939 "Jerome Kern
"Ice Freezes Red" "Fats Navarro ""Back Home Again in Indiana" 1917 "James F. Hanley
""Impressions" 1961 "John Coltrane ""So What" 1959 "Miles Davis
""In a Mellow Tone" 1939 "Duke Ellington ""Rose Room" 1917 "Art Hickman, "Harry Williams
""In Walked Bud" 1947 "Thelonious Monk ""Blue Skies" 1926 "Irving Berlin
"Infinity Promenade" "Shorty Rogers ""Good Bait" 1944 "Tadd Dameron
"Infra Rae" "Hank Mobley ""Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" 1928 "Sigmund Romberg
"The Injuns" "Donald Byrd ""Cherokee" 1938 "Ray Noble
"Intoit" "Stan Getz ""A Night in Tunisia" 1942 "Dizzy Gillespie
"Jack Sprat" "Sonny Stitt ""Blues for Alice" 1951 "Charlie Parker
"Jahbero" "Tadd Dameron ""All the Things You Are" 1939 "Jerome Kern
""Jay Bird" 1946 "J. J. Johnson ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
""Jay Jay" 1946 "J. J. Johnson ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Jayne" "Ornette Coleman ""Out of Nowhere" 1931 "Johnny Green
"Ju-Ju" "Lennie Tristano ""Back Home Again in Indiana" 1917 "Ballard MacDonald, "James F. Hanley
"Juicy Lucy" "Horace Silver ""Confirmation" 1946 "Charlie Parker
"Kamman's A' Comin'" "Oscar Pettiford ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
""The Kangaroo" 1953 "Les Paul ""Stompin' at the Savoy" 1934 "Edgar Sampson
"Keen and Peechy" "Woody Herman ""Fine and Dandy" 1930 "Kay Swift
""Ko-Ko"[5] 1945 "Charlie Parker ""Cherokee" 1938 "Ray Noble
"Kokochee" "Teddy Charles ""Cherokee" 1938 "Ray Noble
"Lee's Dream" "Fred Hersch ""You Stepped Out of a Dream" 1940 "Nacio Herb Brown
"Lennie-Bird" "Lennie Tristano ""How High the Moon" 1940 "Morgan Lewis
"Lennie's Pennies" "Lennie Tristano ""Pennies from Heaven" 1936 "Arthur Johnston
""Lester Leaps In" 1939 "Lester Young ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
""Lex" 1960 "Donald Byrd ""Back Home Again in Indiana" 1917 "Ballard MacDonald, "James F. Hanley
"Liberia" 1964 "John Coltrane ""A Night in Tunisia" 1941 "Dizzy Gillespie
"Little Rootie Tootie" "Thelonious Monk ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Little Willie Leaps" 1947 "Miles Davis ""All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" 1937 "Bronislaw Kaper, "Walter Jurmann, "Gus Kahn
""Lullaby of Birdland" 1952 "George Shearing ""Love Me or Leave Me" 1928 "Walter Donaldson
""Mad Be Bop" 1946 "J. J. Johnson ""Just You, Just Me" 1929 "Jesse Greer
"The Man from Hyde Park" "Harold Mabern ""The Song Is You" 1932 "Jerome Kern
"Marshmallow" "Warne Marsh ""Cherokee" 1938 "Ray Noble
"Mayreh" "Horace Silver ""All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" 1937 "Bronislaw Kaper, "Walter Jurmann
"Meiji Stunt" "Jim McNeely ""Just in Time" 1956 "Jule Styne
"Meteor" 1956 "Tal Farlow ""Confirmation" 1946 "Charlie Parker
"Mirror Lake" "Idrees Sulieman ""Wave" 1967 "Antônio Carlos Jobim
""Moose the Mooche" 1946 "Charlie Parker ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"My Little Suede Shoes" "Charlie Parker ""Jeepers Creepers" 1938 "Harry Warren
"Never Felt That Way Before" "Sonny Stitt ""All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" 1937 "Bronislaw Kaper, "Walter Jurmann, "Gus Kahn
"Nostalgia" "Fats Navarro ""Out of Nowhere" 1931 "Johnny Green
"Not You Again" "John Scofield ""There Will Never Be Another You" 1942 "Harry Warren
"Off the Cuff" "Jim McNeely ""It's You or No One" 1963 "Jule Styne
""Oleo" 1945 "Sonny Rollins ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"On a Misty Night" "Tadd Dameron ""September in the Rain" 1937 "Harry Warren
"One Liners" "Mike Stern ""Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" 1928 "Sigmund Romberg
""Ornithology" 1946 "Charlie Parker, "Benny Harris ""How High the Moon" 1940 "Morgan Lewis
"An Oscar for Treadwell" "Charlie Parker ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Out a Day" "Franck Amsallem ""Night and Day" 1932 "Cole Porter
""Parker 51" "Jimmy Raney ""Cherokee" 1938 "Ray Noble
"Prince Albert" "Kenny Dorham ""All the Things You Are" 1939 "Jerome Kern
""The Protagonist" "Jack Cooper ""Lover" 1932 "Richard Rodgers
"Psalm" "Jimmy Halperin ""Darn That Dream" 1939 "Jimmy Van Heusen
"Quasimodo" "Charlie Parker ""Embraceable You" 1928 "George Gershwin
"Quicksilver" "Horace Silver ""Lover, Come Back to Me" 1928 "Sigmund Romberg
"Raeba" "Jimmy Halperin ""I Didn't Know What Time It Was" 1939 "Richard Rodgers
"Re-Re" "Bob Mintzer ""Back Home Again in Indiana" 1917 "Ballard MacDonald, "James F. Hanley
"The Red Tornado" "Red Rodney ""Cherokee" 1938 "Ray Noble
""Reets and I" "Benny Harris ""All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" 1937 "Bronislaw Kaper, "Walter Jurmann, "Gus Kahn
"Relaxin' With Lee" 1950 "Charlie Parker ""Stompin' at the Savoy" 1934 "Edgar Sampson
"Rhodomagnetics" "Wilbur Harden ""Take the "A" Train" 1939 "Billy Strayhorn
""Rhythm-a-Ning" 1957 "Thelonious Monk ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Rifftide" "Coleman Hawkins ""Oh, Lady Be Good!" 1924 "George Gershwin
"Room 608" "Horace Silver ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
""Salt Peanuts" 1942 "Dizzy Gillespie ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
""Salute to Birdland", aka "Salute to the Bandbox" 1954 "Gigi Gryce ""I'll Remember April" 1942 "Gene de Paul
"Satellite" 1964 "John Coltrane ""How High the Moon" 1940 "Morgan Lewis
"Sax of a Kind" "Lee Konitz, "Warne Marsh ""Fine and Dandy" 1930 "Kay Swift
""Scrapple from the Apple" 1947 "Charlie Parker ""Honeysuckle Rose" 1929 "Fats Waller
"Serene" "Eric Dolphy ""Tenderly" 1946 "Walter Gross, "Jack Lawrence
"Seven, Come Eleven" "Charlie Christian, "Benny Goodman ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Shelley" "Red Rodney "Rosetta" 1939 "Earl Hines
"Split Kick" "Horace Silver ""There Will Never Be Another You" 1942 "Harry Warren
"Spotlite" "Coleman Hawkins ""Just You, Just Me" 1929 "Jesse Greer
"Steeplechase" "Charlie Parker ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Straight Life" "Art Pepper ""After You've Gone" 1918 "Turner Layton
"Striver's Row" 1957 "Sonny Rollins ""Confirmation" 1946 "Charlie Parker
"Stupendous" Mel Broiles ""'S Wonderful" 1927 "George Gershwin
"Sub-Atomic Dominant" "Jimmy Halperin ""Sweet Georgia Brown" 1925 "Ben Bernie, "Maceo Pinkard
"Suburban Eyes" 1947 "Ike Quebec ""All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" 1937 "Bronislaw Kaper, "Walter Jurmann, "Gus Kahn
"Subconscious Lee" "Lee Konitz ""What Is This Thing Called Love?" 1929 "Cole Porter
"Suspone" "Mike Stern ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Sweet Clifford" "Clifford Brown ""Sweet Georgia Brown" 1925 "Ben Bernie, "Maceo Pinkard
"Sweet Thing" "Rory Stuart ""In Your Own Sweet Way" 1955 "Dave Brubeck
"Tangibility" "Arun Luthra ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Teapot" "J. J. Johnson ""Sweet Georgia Brown" 1925 "Ben Bernie, "Maceo Pinkard
"That's My Kick" 1967 "Erroll Garner ""I Get A Kick Out Of You" 1934 "Cole Porter
"The Theme" "Miles Davis ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Third Event" "Arun Luthra ""Giant Steps" 1959 "John Coltrane
""Tide" 1970 "Antônio Carlos Jobim ""Wave" 1967 "Antônio Carlos Jobim
""Tippin'" 1956 "Horace Silver ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
"Tour de Force" "Dizzy Gillespie ""Jeepers Creepers" 1938 "Harry Warren
""Twelve" 2000 "Peter Erskine ""Easy to Love" 1934 "Cole Porter
""Two in Love" 2000 "Jack Cooper ""I Love You" 1944 "Cole Porter
"Vodka" "Mal Waldron ""Yesterdays" 1933 "Jerome Kern
"Wail" "Bud Powell ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
""Walk, Don't Run" 1954 "Johnny Smith ""Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" 1928 "Sigmund Romberg
"Waltz New" "Jim Hall ""Someday My Prince Will Come" 1937 "Frank Churchill
"Warmin Up a Riff" "Charlie Parker ""Cherokee" 1938 "Ray Noble
""Weeja" 1956 "Elmo Hope ""Confirmation" 1946 "Charlie Parker
""Wells Fargo" "Wilbur Harden ""I Got Rhythm" 1930 "George Gershwin
""Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am" "Charles Mingus ""What Is This Thing Called Love?" 1929 "Cole Porter
"What Love?" "Charles Mingus ""What Is This Thing Called Love?" 1929 "Cole Porter
"Wow" 1949 "Lennie Tristano ""You Can Depend on Me" 1931 Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, "Earl Hines
""Yardbird Suite" 1946 "Charlie Parker "Rosetta" 1939 "Earl Hines
""Yellow Dolphin Street" 1977 "Tete Montoliu ""On Green Dolphin Street" 1947 "Bronislau Kaper
"Zog's Jog" "James Morrison ""Cherokee" 1938 "Ray Noble

References[edit]

  1. ^ Komara, Edward M. (1998). The Dial Recordings of Charlie Parker: A Discography, p.4. Greenwood. "ISBN "9780313291685.
  2. ^ Rosenthal, David, H (1992). Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music 1955-1965. New York: Oxford University Press. "ISBN "0-19-505869-0.
  3. ^ Yanow, Scott (2008). "Thelonious Monk" biography, AllMusic.
  4. ^ Williams, Martin (1 January 1992). "What Kind of Composer Was Thelonious Monk?" (PDF). The Musical Quarterly. Oxford Journals. 76 (3): 433–441. "doi:10.1093/mq/76.3.433. 
  5. ^ Komara (1998), p.22. "ISBN "9780313291685.

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