Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Listening to Now: Stan Getz - "Autumn Leaves"

By Richard K. Barry

"Autumn Leaves" is one of the most beautiful jazz standards. It was written in 1945 as the French song "Les feuilles mortes" ("The Dead Leaves") with music by Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma and lyrics by Jacques Prévert.

It's a well-covered song. Stan Getz, one of my favourite horn players, certainly does it justice. 

It may be a song out of season, but so is everything else this spring, at least where I live.

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