Lyrics to Autumn Leaves Origionally by Andy Williams

Autumn Leaves

Artist: Andy Williams English Lyrics by Johnny Mercer and Music by Joseph Kosma

The falling leaves drift by the window The autumn leaves of red and gold I see your lips, the summer kisses The sunburned hand 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

I see your lips, the summer kisses The sunburned hand 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

The Recording

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Notes About The Recording

Well, this piece of music is my submission for the Stanley Clarke Scholarship fund. The origional piece of music i wrote was the demo for a song that didnt get finished. (it will be worked on, and i will post it as my first origional work, with of course help from Dan and Aaron). My Second attempt was a bass solo that i didnt like, its technical, arpegiated, full of harmonics and tapping and well, i didnt like it nor could i play it as well or as fast as i liked.

So i decided to play some Jazz.

The Breakdown:

Last tuesday Aaron and his girlfriend Christian came over, we grabbed a quick bite to eat, then she droped us off and we went inside. I set up my bass, got my Schroder chart out for AL, and we began EQing the bass, and then listened to the Miles Davis/John Coltrane recording for inspiration, and then used it as a framework to do the drum beat, in a simplified fashion, we also ripped off the intro sequence (I ripped off Miles Davis! If your gonna rip someone off, make sure they are worth ripping off). After about an hour of recording we had the Intro, the Walking, and the 2 feel (the rythmn parts which the melody and the solo would fall) finished, it seemed like it took forever. I used about 8 or 9 different walking pattens, and tried to stay as much away from arpeggiating as i could, but hell, i didnt care, its just Walking. Then we recorded the melody for the song going in, then coming out, then in about twenty minutes we did the solo, overdubs and punch ins, and Aaron did some EQ work on it and bam we were done. Three hours or so and i had done my first solo recording!.

Id like to thank Aaron for taking time out of his busy schedule and staying up a few long hours to help me get this scholarship.

I also for my scholarship got 5 letters of reccommendation,

Alexis Sclavereski, Department Head and world reknowned bass Badass at MI, Dominik Hauser, My private instructor, Jazz Monster, and a great inspiration in my playing. He also has a Master Degree in Jazz.

Putter Smith. Go look him up on the IMDB......Considered one of the last great legends of Upright Jazz bass, this man has better solo ideas then most people will ever know. Hes also a cantankerous old fart.

Ken Steiger, of Project Steiger, GIT Instructor, World Class Guitar Shredder, Session Artist. He very very much reminds me of a certain beloved hippie i know very well.

Jeff Richmond, Fusion Guitarist who while in his 50's is gaining attention in his life at being a master of Fusion guitar along the lines of John Scofield and Allan Holsworth. Jeffs music career is really beginning to take off. Also has a Masters in Jazz, and knows more about guitar playing then may hope to fathom.

Thanks Guys, Id like to thank the Goddess, and Anyone whos supported me at any point in my life to help me persue my Dreams.

Most of all, id like to think my Fiancee and the Mother of my unborn childe for always standing at my side.

Thank you Kisus.