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Which version of Autumn Leaves?

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Poll Question: Which version of Autumn Leaves do you prefer?
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    Posted: 20 Dec 2012 at 12:05pm
Two incredible performances of the standard "Autumn Leaves." Which one do you prefer?

http://youtu.be/4Xi-emWNePw

Autumn Leaves is the first one in this video and stops at about 26:06
http://youtu.be/ayqrJldHzLo

It's a hard one for me. Wynton's has a lot of technical prowess appeals to the theory nerd in me with all of its metric modulations. Not to mention, it just feels so good. I will have to go with Keith's though. His harmonies at the beginning are very poignant, his solos captivating, and the ending just as poignant as the beginning.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2012 at 1:06pm
"Autumn Leaves" is not one of my favorites, but what Wynton and his group do with it is very clever. I prefer the Marsalis version, and those constant rhythm changes are very difficult, but it comes across as an exercise in cleverness, still it was fun to hear.
I like Jarret's very early playing, but since the 70s he has been a little on the dramatic side for me
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I went to Wynton if I chose the list, but I did not like this music very much. It was sentimental, and various musicians played the melody like that. However, the Sarah Vaughan version seemed to change the impression.
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