|The top 750 compositions on JazzStandards.com are routinely found in jazz standard collections and are often referred to as jazz standards in liner notes and reviews. Oscar Levant once characterized his composition “Blame It on My Youth” as a minor standard. Minor Jazz Standards may be a good term for the compositions that rank toward the bottom of the list.
Note that the values given above for “number of different artists” performing a given composition are relative values derived from a data set based on 700 jazz artists. It should be noted that there are many jazz artists who were not included in the survey so the “number of different artists” values are actually very conservative.
An astounding fact that came out of this analysis is that 40 percent of the compositions included on Jazz CDs today are arrangements of the 1000 compositions found on JazzStandards.com.