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Here are some suggestions, but see what else you can come up with for the tunes “I Got Rhythm” and “Oleo”.

Ella Fitzgerald “I Got Rhythm” (1959)
George Gershwin Songbook

Bill Evans Trio “Oleo” (1959)
Everybody Digs Bill Evans
Bill Evans (piano)
Sam Jones (bass)
Philly Joe Jones (drums)

Keith Jarrett Trio “Oleo” (1993)
Open Theatre East, Tokyo
Keith Jarrett (piano)
Gary Peacock (bass)
Jack DeJohnette (drums)

See if you can find a version of Keith Jarrett playing the tune “Oleo” in double octaves on the internet, or try and locate the album
Keith Jarrett Trio “Oleo” (2001)
Live at Montreux
Keith Jarrett (piano)
Gary Peacock (bass)
Jack DeJohnette (drums)

Post your own links in the comments.

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