The European Real Book
The Best in Contemporary Jazz from Europe!


  An amazing collection of some of the greatest jazz compositions ever recorded!



For sheer beauty, this is the single greatest fake book I have ever published. And the people you have never heard of are the most amazing ones in the book!”
— Chuck Sher



At last - 'The New Real Book' goes global! The hippest music from Paris, London, Barcelona, Stockhlom, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Rome...”
— Mark Levine











The European Real Book will take the jazz world by storm, with its fresh and exciting, world-class jazz compositions, featuring:

  • Accurate, composer-approved charts
  • 430 pages of new, intriguing sounds from virtually every country in Europe
  • Sher Music's superior legibility and signature calligraphy makes reading the music easy
  • Many extras not found in other fake books, including: sample bass lines, sample chord voicings, horn harmony lines, drum appendix, lyrics, etc.
  • Available in C, Bb and Eb


Over 100 of Europe's best jazz writers, including:

Claus Ogerman
Enrico Pieranunzi
Didier Lockwood
Amina Figarova
Victor Feldman
Nguyen Le
George Robert
Rene Thomas
Michel Petrucciani
Tim Garland
John Taylor
Philip Catherine
Richard Galliano
David Linx
Jesse van Ruller
Lars Jansson
Kenny Wheeler
Hendrik Meurkens
Enrico Rava
NHOP
Rosario Giuliani
Florian Ross
Antonio Farao
Ulf Wakenius
Joe Zawinul
Django Reinhardt
Barbara Dennerlein
Allan Holdsworth
Christian Jacob
Valery Ponomarev
Stefan Karlsson
Jacob Karlzon
Toots Thielmans
Bill Bruford
Niels Lan Doky
George Shearing
Bobo Stenson
Michiel Borstlap
Larry Vuckovich

AND MUCH MORE!

Complete List of Songs



Audio Files

Free streaming mp3's of European Real Book songs. Click on the song title below to listen. These mp3 files are used here with the very kind permission of each record label.

Title Artist Album Label
A Place In The Sun Mark Lockheart Through Rose-Coloured Glasses Subtone Records
Affreusement Votre Franck Amsallem Out A Day Distribution OMD
Alborada Nueva Manteca Afrodisia Timeless Records
All By Myself Anna-Lena Laurin Dance In Music Dragon Records
Amazing You Karel Boehlee Silent Nocturne M & I Jazz
Ambleside Peter Erskine Time Being ECM Records
And Then I Wrote George Shearing George Shearing & The Mongomery Brothers Fantasy Records
Angel Feet David Gordon Angel Feet Zah Zah Music
Besame Macho Larry Vuckovich Young At Heart Tetrachord Music
Between Moons John Taylor Rosslyn ECM Music
Big Bad G Ludwig Nuss Ups And Downs Mons Records
Blue In Black & White New Noakes International Blue In Black & White Pete Oxley
Bolero Para Paquito Hendrik Meurkens Slidin' Hendrik Meurkens
By Any Means Necessary Florian Ross Seasons And Places Naxos Jazz
Change Of Season Tim Garland Change Of Season Sirocco Music
The Chant Cannonball Adderley Cannonball Adderley And The Poll-Winners Fantasy Records
Come Escape With Me Amina Figarova Come Escape With Me Munich Records
Concise Salvatore Bonafede You Beat Records
Dance For Victor Philip Catherine Live Dreyfus Jazz
Dawn Michal Tokaj Bird Alone Michal Tokaj
De Camino Perico Sambeat Perico Lola Records
Dee Franck Amsallem Out A Day Distribution OMD
Deep Roberto Gatto Deep CamJazz Records
Despedidas Neff Irizarry Nepenthe Neff Irizarry
Devil Take The Hindmost Allan Holdsworth Against The Clock Cream Records
Dream Come True, A Masha Bijlsma Profile Masha Bijlsma
Dream Of Dreams Eugene Maslov The Fuse Is Lit Mack Avenue Records
Dum Dum Dum Richard Galliano Concerts Inedits Dreyfus Jazz
Elegie Peter Lehel Ballads Finetone Records
Elle-Que Bob Brookmeyer Paris Suite Challenge Records
Empty Maggi Olin Live At Fasching Prophone Records
Encanto Nguyen Le Bakida ACT Music
Face To Face Richard Galliano Face To Face Dreyfus Jazz
Final Decision Niels Lan Doky Daybreak Storyville Records
For Our Dearest Jacob Karlzon Big 5 Prophone Records
Fundamental Frequency Toots Thielemans Man Bites Harmonica Fantasy Records
Getting There (Is Half The Fun) Florian Ross Blinds And Shades Intuition Records
Golden Rain Bob Stenson Serenity ECM Records
GuDrumBa Jacek Pelc GuDrumBa Cityjazz Records
Guru Eugene Maslov The Fuse Is Lit Mack Avenue Records
Hal Florian Ross Home & Some Other Place Intuition Records
Halycon Moments Curious Paradise Curious Paradise Pete Oxley
Here Be Changes Made David Linx Heartland Emarcy/Universal
Hi Steve Julian Arguelles Phaedrus Ah Um Records
Historia De Markari Aires Tango Aniversario CamJazz Records
Home Rosario Giulani Mr. Dodo Dreyfus Jazz
Il Clan Dei Siciliani Giovanni Tommaso Second Tempo CamJazz Records
In The Dark (Profumo Di Donna) Tommaso/Rava Quartet La Dolce Vita CamJazz Records
Innocence Christian Jacob Time Lines Concord Records
The Invisible Thread Julian Arguelles Phaedrus Ah Um Records
Java Indigo Richard Galliano Viaggio Dreyfus Jazz
Just Let Go David Linx This Time La Chant Du Monde
Land Of Oblivion Nick Levinovsky Kind Of Red NLO Productions
Landofme Maggi Olin Landofme Prophone Records
Las Oras Media Res Jazzing Roma ConcertOne
Lisa Cannonball Adderley The Cannonball Adderley Quintet Plus Fantasy Records
A Little Blues For You Lars Jansson Hope Imogena Records
Little O In The Sky Salvatore Bonafede Ortodoxa Red Records
The Little Family Niels Lan Doky Daybreak Storyville Records
Little Peace Waltz Johannes Enders Soprano Pirouet Records
Lochiel's Warning Peter Asplund Lochiel's Warning Prophone Records
Lyric Song Trio Midnight On Track Wellington-Universal
Mabel Kenny Wheeler Where Do We Go From Here? CamJazz Records
Mathilde Didier Lockwood Storyboard Dreyfus Jazz
Max Traces Maurizio Giammarco Inside Soul Note Records
Meeting Rene Thomas Meeting Mr. Thomas Dreyfus Jazz
Memory Of Enchantment Michiel Borstlap Michiel Borstlap Radio Netherlands
Merci Afrique Philip Catherine Guitar Groove Dreyfus Jazz
Midnight Mood Bill Evans Since We Met Fantasy Records
Missing You George Robert George Robert - Metropole Orchestra Mons Records
Moon Valley John Dankworth Moon Valley ABCDs
More Than Ever Rosario Giuliani More Than Ever Dreyfus Jazz
Music For Wind And Rain Emil Viklicky Dvere/Door Supraphone Records
Natt Anders Bergcrantz Twenty-Four Hours Dragon Records
New Lands Enrico Pieranunzi New Lands Timeless Records
Night Over Lake Tarawera Ludwig Nuss Ups And Downs Mons Records
910 Columbus Gregor Huebner Januschke's Time Satin Doll Productions
Not In Austria Steffen Kuehn Now Or Later Stefrecords
Now It's Different! Antonio Farao Encore CamJazz Records
Nowhere To Go George Haslam Meltdown Slam Productions
One Day Before Michal Tokaj Bird Alone Gats Productions
Open To The World Amina Figarova Night Train Munich Records
Orange Green Andrea Marcelli Beyond The Blue Andrea Marcelli
Parfum Latin Parfum Latin Parfum Latin Mogno Music
A Part, And Yet Apart Bill Bruford Footloose And Fancy Free Bill Bruford Productions
Platypus Florian Ross Home & Some Other Place Intuition Records
Playtime Christian Jacob Maynard Ferguson Presents Christian Jacob Concord Records
Rain Enrico Rava Easy Living ECM Records
Recuerdos Enrico Rava Full Of Life CamJazz Records
Relaxation Paul Heller Kaleidoscope Mons Records
Revel Without A Pause Bill Bruford Footloose And Fancy Free Bill Bruford Productions
Secret Champ Jesse van Ruller Circles Criss Cross Records
Serbo Samba Larry Vuckovich Blue Balkan: Then And Now Tetrachord Music
Sixteen Blues Giovanni Tommaso Via G.T. Red Records
Skyline Michal Tokaj Bird Alone Michal Tokaj
Smatter Kenny Wheeler Gnu High ECM Records
Sojourner David Linx Up Close Label Bleu
Son Maurizio Giammarco 7+8 Night Bird Music
Sonatala Harmen Fraanje Sonatala Challenge Jazz
Song For B Michiel Borstlap Michiel Borstlap Radio Netherlands. The Dutch International Broadcaster
Song For Bill And Eddie Bunny Brunel Dedication Musidisc
Song For Niels Martijn van Iterson The Whole Bunch Munich Records
Song Of The Fading Flowers Nick Levinovsky Kind Of Red NLO Productions
A Summer In San Francisco Hendrik Meurkens Sambahia Concord Records
Summer Nights Andrea Marcelli Beyond The Blue Andrea Marcelli
Sweet Dulcinea Blue Bill Evans Quintessence Fantasy Records
Tears Michal Tokaj Bird Alone Michal Tokaj
Thank You And Farewell-Part III Anders Bergcrantz Twenty-Four Hours Dragon Records
This Time David Linx This Time La Chant Du Monde
Time Cafe Darek Oleszkiewicz Like A Dream Cryptogramaphone
Tramontana Bill Bruford Random Acts Of Happiness Limited Edition
Ups And Downs Jacob Karlzon Big 5 Prophone Records
Vista Paul Heller Little Songs Mensik Records
The Way Of The Road Mark Lockheart Through Rose-Coloured Glasses Subtone Records
Wherever You Might Go Karel Boehlee Silent Nocturne M & I Jazz
Whole Bunch, The Martijn van Iterson The Whole Bunch Munich Records
Why Michel Petrucciani Marvellous Dreyfus Jazz
Wingless Flight Nguyen Le Walking On The Tiger's Tail ACT Music