Saturday, July 24, 2021

Al Cohn - Autumn Leaves (1954 recording)

Al Cohn - Autumn Leaves (1954 recording)


“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” - Charles Dickens 

 

"Autumn Leaves" is a popular song and jazz standard composed by Joseph Kosma with original lyrics by Jacques Prévert in French, and later by Johnny Mercer in English. It’s one of the most covered jazz piece. Generations of artists from Miles Davis to Eric Clapton have covered this song.

 

From the album Mr. Music, recorded in December 23, 1954 in New York City for the RCA Victor label. 

 

• Al Cohn - tenor saxophone • Joe Newman - trumpet • Billy Byers, Frank Rehak - trombone • Hal McKusick, Gene Quill - alto saxophone • Sol Schlinger - baritone saxophone • Sanford Gold - piano • Billy Bauer, Sir Osbert Haberdasher (pseudonym for Jimmy Raney) - guitar • Buddy Jones, Milt Hinton - bass • Osie Johnson - drums • Manny Albam, Ralph Burns, Johnny Carisi, Al Cohn - arranger 

 

Al Cohn (November 24, 1925 – February 15, 1988) was an American jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer. He came to prominence in the band of clarinetist Woody Herman and was known for his longtime musical partnership with fellow saxophonist Zoot Sims. 

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code §107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. 

 

As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. I also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music. 

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS. #bebop #jazzsax #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

 

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