Originally titled, “The Dead Leaves”
Many jazz instructors use jazz standard “Autumn Leaves” as an opportunity for their students to learn harmony. The song, from French-Hungarian composer Joseph Kosma, is just comprised of ii-V and ii-V-I in its chord progressions.
This song, whose literal French title is “The Dead Leaves,” has received covers from Edith Pilaf and Iggy Pop.
Keith Jarrett, piano
Jack DeJohnette, drums
Gary Peacock, bass