Autumn Leaves (Let's Jam - Nov 2020)

Hello Everyone!

I thought it might be fun to play some tunes together. Ideally, we could do this once a month. I’ll supply backing tracks/chord sheets from iReal Pro, but for copyright concerns you get the melody from a Real Book, or learn it by ear!

You can share your MP3 or AAC recording directly, or paste in a 3rd party link from sites such as YouTube, SoundCloud, or Clyp. Use of the backing track is completely optional. It’s 3 choruses (melody in, 1 solo chorus, melody out). Feel free to use an Aebersold, create your own from an app, or even just the melody a cappella, whatever you’re feelin’!

So pick a horn, and Let’s Jam!

Tune: Autumn Leaves
Year: 1945
Composer: Joseph Kosma
Lyrics: Jacques Prévert(French), Johnny Mercer(English)
track: 3 choruses, 2 measure count off
found in: HL Real book, 6th ed, p. 39

Autumn Leaves backing track - Gmin


Autumn Leaves backing track - Emin


2 keys are given, because historically it’s been played that way. First in G minor, but later in E minor most likely due to the Real Book.

The falling leaves
Drift by the window
The autumn leaves
Of red and gold

I see your lips
The summer kisses
The sunburned hands
I used to hold

Since you went away
The days grow long
And soon I’ll hear
Old winter’s song

But I miss you most of all
My darling
When autumn leaves
Start to fall

adapted from the French song Les Feuilles Mortes

Autumn Leaves - Gmin (C inst).pdf (36.6 KB)
Autumn Leaves - Gmin (Eb part).pdf (39.1 KB)
Autumn Leaves - Gmin (Bb part).pdf (37.3 KB)
Autumn Leaves - Emin (Bb part).pdf (40.9 KB)
Autumn Leaves - Emin (C inst).pdf (38.7 KB)
Autumn Leaves - Emin (Eb part).pdf (42.3 KB)

Fun!! I’ll try to get something recorded this weekend!

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Alto sax, in E minor.
Had to learn how to use the loop back feature in my USB Interface, but that needed to happen anyways.

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Sounds good daviderato! (Whoever you are…)