Autumn Leaves" is a popular song and jazz standard composed by Joseph Kosma with original lyrics by Jacques Prévert in French, and later by Johnny Mercer in English. An instrumental version by pianist Roger Williams was a best-seller in the USA Billboard charts of 1955. Kosma was a native of Hungary who was introduced to Prévert in Paris.
Autumn Leaves (1945 song). On Christmas 2015 Sean Ahern performed Autumn Leaves accompanied by Liam Hunt on tenor saxophone, this featured on the album "Live at the Shamrock" which was critically acclaimed. Tony-winning actor and singer Leslie Odom Jr. recorded a version of the song on his self-titled album (2016). Violinist Vov Dylan recorded this song with Accordionist Enzo Toppano on the album "Cafe Classics" released 2016.
Lyrics to "Autumn Leaves" song by Frank Sinatra: The falling leaves Drift by the window The autumn leaves Of red and gold I see your lips The summer. The falling leaves Drift by the window The autumn leaves Of red and gold. I see your lips The summer kisses The sunburned hands I used to hold. Since you went away The days grow long And soon I'll hear Old winter's song. But I miss you most of all My darling When autumn leaves Start to fall.
Autumn Leaves is an excellent jazz standard to start with because it covers some basic chord progressions and harmonic concepts found in jazz. If you can understand how the harmony of Autumn Leaves works, you are well on your way to understanding hundreds of other jazz standards. So in today’s lesson we will be diving into this important jazz standard, unpacking it’s harmonic movement and covering important theory and improv concepts this tune presents. Oh hey, and if you like this, you may want to consider checking out our eBook and companion course, The Jazz Standards Playbook
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