Tagged: Jazz

Jazz Standards – Mood Indigo

Being a relative latecomer to jazz appreciation, I am often surprised by great songs that I had no idea were standards. One of the earliest was a version of Mood Indigo by legendary B3 artist Jimmy Smith – I played this ‘great song’ over the...

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Jazz Standards – Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves is a 1945 French song “Les feuilles mortes” (literally “The Dead Leaves”) with music by Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert, the Hungarian title is “Hulló levelek” (Falling Leaves). It quickly became a jazz standard, especially after the song was featured in the title sequence...

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Jazz Standards – The Chicken

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting the central coast California town of San Luis Obispo (SLO), and at the weekly farmer’s market, a band was playing a song that I *knew*, but could not name. After searching my mp3’s, I found it –...

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