Doesn't sound like that's possible, but I think the best Jazz standard of all time is 'Round Midnight.
Yeah... it's not as 'bad' as some other Jazz... I can see it is well constructed. I don't like the 'colour' of the tonality, but then again I never do. To me the piano just seems really aimless, the whole thing has a meandering kind of quality that I don't really 'get.' Perhaps that is because I don't like meandering.
Made me think of something though. I like a lot of baroque music, out of the obvious, not so much Bach but a lot of Handel- I get a real sense of satisfaction from listening to the chords progress and resolve, with Jazz I just don't get this. Like baroque music, and like the other musics I mentioned, Indian classical music, I can largely 'hear' where the harmonic progression is going to go, and it arrives there, and it feels 'nice'. When the chord progressions take me somewhere else, there is a sense of interest, but they always resolve and it feels 'nice' again.
With jazz I can here exactly where the music is going to go, and it NEVER really surprises me, it just bobs along, it is completely predictable. It's a weird paradox that Jazz is meant to be one of the more free improvisatory genres, but to me it may as well be completely mathematically determined.
It must really be the easiest genre to improvise, maybe not on a harmonic instrument but for a sax player it really would be a piece of cake.
How odd, as I typed that last sentence my flatmate just knocked on my door and gave me a piece of cake he'd just made. Man, I'm just too good at predicting.