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Jazz Standards – Autumn Leaves1 min read

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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 of The film Autumn Leaves (1956), sung by Nat King Cole (see above).

There are a host of artists performing it, but my favorites are below:

Chet Baker!

Stanley Jordan