The Jazz Standards Project – Airegin

Airegin – or Nigeria spelled backwards was composed by Sonny Rollins.

Ted Gioia recommends versions by Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins (1954) and with John Coltrane (1956), Art Pepper (1959), Wes Montgomery (1960), Phil Woods (1974), Maynard Ferguson (1977), Michael Brecker and David Friesen (1993) and Chris Potter (also from 1993).

I found a lovely version by the Brad Mehldau Trio on their album Where Do You Start (2012)

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