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We play the music of the great, mostly American composers from the 1920s and into the 1960s Ė Rogers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, and later Matt Dennis, Frank Loesser, Harold Arlen, Oscar Peterson, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa and others. We respect the original compositions, while adding modern color, artistry and personalization. As Dale says, ďOur interpretations are fairly straight because we like to preserve the harmony and rhythm of these great composers,Ē to which Bill adds ďYou are not likely to find us out on an unrecognizable, abstract excursion which too often satisfies only the soloist and adds nothing to the tune as a whole.Ē

The music you hear here is from one of two CDs, Studio Date (the trio with Paul Bergevin on drums/harmonica), and Mostly Vocal (the trio with Med Daugherty on drums and two vocals, Have You Met Ms. Jones and A Foggy Day; and the one and only Charsette doing Donít Explain, When I Fall in Love, Why Doncha Do Right, and Cry Me a River).

Below is a large sample of the tunes we play. If tunes you like are not listed, chances are that we can include them anyway for your function. To hear a sample, click on the asterisked tune and allow time to load.

Agua de Beber   A min
Alfie   C
Alice in Wonderland   C
All My Dreams (original)   D
All of Me   C
All of You   Eb
 All the Things You Are   Ab
Alone Together   D min
Along Came Betty   Ab
Amazing Grace   F
America the Beautiful   Eb
Angel Eyes   C min
As Time Goes By   Eb
At Long Last Love   Eb
 Autumn Leaves   E min, G min
Bags Groove   F
Ballade   C
 Baltimore Oriole   Gm
Battle Hymn of the Republic   Bb
Beautiful Friendship   Eb
Besame Mucho   Dm
Bewitched   C
Billieís Bounce   F
Black Nile   F
Black Orpheus   Am
 Blue Monk   Bb
Bluesette   Bb
Body and Soul   Db
But Not for Me   Eb
Bye Bye Blackbird   F
C Jam Blues   C
California Dreaminí   Am
Cheek to Cheek   C
Chelsea Bridge   Db
Cherry   C
Child is Born   Bb
Close Enough for Love   Fm
Come Fly with Me   C
Come Rain or Come Shine   F
Compassion   C
Corcovado   C
Country Road   D
 Cry Me a River   Bb
Dancing on the Ceiling   F
Darn that Dream   G
Day by Day   G
Day In Day Out   C
Day Tripper   F
Days of Wine and Roses   F
Desafinado   F
Detour Ahead   C
Devil May Care   Gm
 Dindi   Eb
Django   Fm
Dolphin Dance   C
 Donít Explain   C m
Donít Get Around Any More   C
Dreamsville   C
East of the Sun   G
Eggplant   C
Emily   C
Estate   Fm, Bm, Cm
Every Time We Say Goodbye   Eb
Everything Happens to Me   Eb
Face I Love   Eb
Face Like Yours   F
 Falling in Love with Love   Bb
Falling in Love   C
Favela   Gm
Feel Like Making Love   Eb
Felicidad   Am
Fever   Am
Fine Romance   C
Flintstones   F
 A Foggy Day   F
For All We Know   Eb
Four   Eb
Gentle Rain   Cm
Georgia on My Mind   F
Get Back   A
Girl from Ipanema   F
Girl Talk   F
Give It to Me Straight (original)   C
Give Me the Simple Life   Eb
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat   Fm
 Have You Met Miss Jones   F
Heíll Whistle at Me   Eb
Hereís That Rainy Day   G
Hit the Road Jack   Gm
 Hogtown Blues   Bb
Honeysuckle Rose   F
House Is Not a Home   Bb
House of the Rising Sun   Dm
How Deep Is the Ocean   Cm
How High the Moon/Ornithology   G
How Insensitive   Dm
How Long Has This Been Going On   F
I Canít Get Started   C
I Could Write a Book   C
I Fall in Love too Easily   Eb
I Get Along Without You Very Well   Bb
I Got It Bad   G
I Heard It Though the Grapevine   Dm
I Left My Heart in San Francisco   Bb
I Like the Likes of You   Eb
I Love You   F
I Remember Clifford   Eb
I Remember You   F
I Say a Little Prayer for You   Bb
I Should Care   C
I Thought About You   F
I Wish You Love   Eb
Iíll Be Seeing You   Eb
Iíll Remember April   G
Iíll Take Romance   F
Iím Glad There Is You   F
Iím Old Fashioned   F
Iíve Got the World on a String   F
Iíve Grown Accustomed to Her Face   Eb
 Iíve Never Been in Love Before   Bb
If I Were a Bell   F
If You Could See Me Now   Eb
Imagination   Eb
In a Mellow Tone   Ab
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning   C
In Walked Bud   Ab
Invitation   Eb
Isnít It Romantic   Eb
It Might As Well Be Spring   C
It Never Entered My Mind   F
It Was a Very Good Year   D min
Itís Only a Paper Moon   G
Itís You or No One   Eb
 Joy Spring   F
Just Friends   C
Just the Way You Are   D
Kellyís Blues   G
Lament   F
Lamp is Low   G
Let There Be Love   Eb
Letís Fall in Love   C
Letís Get Lost   C
Like Someone in Love   C
Love Came on Stealthy Fingers   F
Lover   C
Lullaby of Birdland   Ab
Lullaby of the Leaves   Cm
 Luluís Back in Town   Eb
Lush Life   Db
Mas Que Nada   A min
Meditation   C
Michelle   F
Midnight Sun   C
Misty   Eb
Moaniní   F min
Momentís Notice   Eb
Moonlight in Vermont   Eb
Mr. Ugly   F
My Foolish Heart   Bb
My Funny Valentine   Eb/C min
My Little Suede Shoes   Eb
My Old Flame   G
My One and Only Love   C
 My Romance   Bb, C
My Shining Hour   C
My Ship   F
Nancy with the Laughing Face   Eb
Nature Boy   D min
Nearness of You   F
Never Let Me Go   Bb
Never Will I Marry   Bb
New York State of Mind   Bb
Nice Work If You Can Get It   G
Night and Day   Eb
Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square   Eb
Nuages   G
O Grand Amor   D min
Old Devil Moon   F
Old Folks   Eb
On a Clear Day   G
On Broadway   F
On Green Dolphin Street   C, Eb
One Note Samba   F
Our Love Is Here to Stay   F
Over the Rainbow   Eb
Peel Me a Grape   F
Pennies from Heaven   C
Penny Lane   Bb
People   Bb
Perdido   Bb
Periís Scope   C
Polkadots and Moonbeams   F
Popsicle Toes   Bb
Preacher   F
Prelude to a Kiss   C
Quasimodo   Eb
Quintessence   F
Rain in Spain   F
Real Thing   F
Round Midnight   Eb m
Route 66   F
Sandu   Eb
Satin Doll   C
Scotch and Soda   Eb
Secret Love   Eb
Sixteen Tons   G min
Skylark   Eb
Slow, Hot Wind
So Many Stars   Db
Softly As In a Morning Sunrise   Cm
Someday My Prince Will Come   Bb
Someone to Watch Over Me   Eb
Something Cool   Eb
Song for My Father   F m
Sophisticated Lady   Ab
Speak Low   F
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most   C
Spring is Here   Ab
St. Thomas   C
Star Spangled Banner   Bb
Stella by Starlight   Bb
Stompin at the Savoy   Db
Stormy Weather   G
Straight No Chaser   F
Straighten Up and Fly Right   Ab
Summer Song   F
Summertime   Cm
Sunny   Am
Sweet Lorraine   G
Sweet Love   Bb
Take the A Train   C
Taking a Chance on Love   C
Tangerine   F
That Old Black Magic   Eb
Thatís All   Bb, C
The Lamp Is Low   C
The Man I Love   Eb
The Real Thing   F
Then Iíll Be Tired of You   C
There Is No Greater Love   Bb
There Will Never Be Another You   Eb
They All Laughed   G
This Cant Be Love   F
This Masquerade   F m
Time After Time   C
Time for Love   F
Time on My Hands   F
Time Remembered (Bill Evans)   C
Tis Autumn   Eb
Touch of Your Lips   C
 Triste   Bb
Undecided   C
Violets for Your Furs   F
Wade in the Water   D m
Walk on By   Am
Walkin   F
Waltz for Debby   F
 Warm Valley   Bb
Watermelon Man   F
Wave   D
Way You Look Tonight   F
Well You Neednít   F
 Wendy   Eb
West Coast Blues   Bb
What Kind of Fool Am I   Eb
What the World Needs Now   G
Wheatland   Eb
 When I Fall in Love   Eb
When Lights Are Low   Eb
When Sunny Gets Blue   F
When the Saints Go Marching In   F
Whisper Not   Dm
Who Can I Turn to   Eb
 Why Doncha Do Right   Bb
Why Try to Change Me Now   F
Willow Weep for Me   G
Yesterdays   D min
You Are My Sunshine   G
You Are the Sunshine of My Life   C
You Are Too Beautiful   C
You Go to My Head   Eb
You Make Me Feel So Young   Bb
You Must Believe in Spring   F/Gb
Youíre My Everything   C
Youíve Changed   Eb