Song #1 Autumn Leaves

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The first song in this course is one that many of you will be familiar with already, the great Joseph Kosma standard, ‘Autumn Leaves’.

You can download the lead sheets for this track via the following links.

Autumn Leaves Alto

Autumn Leaves Tenor

If you have Greg Fishman’s Jazz Phrasing for Beginners (or its later title Jazz Phrasing Volume 1) then ‘Narragansett Avenue’ in the TENOR key will fit this version of Autumn Leaves.

You may also want to get hold of the Jazz Session Band App if you have an iPhone or iPad.

Of course there is also the tried and trusted Jamey Aebersold recordings available here,

These are my recommended recordings of Autumn Leaves…

Zoot Simms and Al Cohn (as used on our Transcription Project)

Cannonball Adderley with Miles Davis

Stan Getz (my personal favourite)

Frank Sinatra (singing it as a ballad)

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