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Autumn Leaves – Stanley Jordan

Great musician Stanley Jordan, the Classic now run by big names like Coltrne, Sinatra, Daves and many others … with great subtlety and technical, Jordan surprise to any playing its two guitars at the same time. It imperdível this video for someone who likes and Jazz Guitar. “Autumn Leaves” is a much-recorded popular song. Originally a 1945 French song “Les feuilles mortes” (literally “Dead Leaves”) with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert, English lyrics were written in 1947 by the American songwriter Johnny Mercer. It has become a pop standard and a jazz standard in both languages, and as an instrumental. “Les feuilles mortes” was introduced by Yves Montand in 1946 for the film Les Portes de la Nuit.[1] The film Autumn Leaves (1956) starring Joan Crawford featured the song, which was sung by Nat King Cole over the title sequence. The French songwriter Serge Gainsbourg wrote “La chanson de Prévert” as a tribute to this song. The tribute added much color into the song.

Stanley Jordan – All Blues

Stanley Jordan live at the 2007 Detroit International Jazz Festival playing Miles Davis’ famous composition “All Blues”. Stanley must bee seen to be fully appreciated. He plays BOTH the piano and guitar simultaneously on this song and when not seen you think you are hearing a quartet instead of his Trio. The trio features David Haynes on drums and Charnet Moffett on Bass. this song is also on Stanley’s album “State Of Nature” released in the spring of 2008 on Mack Avenue Records.