This autumn leaf photo asked for music and not words. It had to be ‘Autumn leaves’.
I went to YouTube to get the version performed by Nat King Cole but decided to check other versions too. I heard Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Clapton and even Edith Piaff. While searching, I stumbled upon the singer Eva Cassidy, whom I had never heard before.
It blew me away. It is the most beautiful cover of this song that I have ever heard, and you will agree with me when checking the video I shared on the post.
I kept watching to other videos and found out that she died of cancer in 1996 and achieved success only after her death when being discovered in the UK.
Below is her cover of the ‘Autumn leaves’ song, which in fact is a 1945 French song, “Les Feuilles Mortes” (“The Dead Leaves”), with music by Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert.”
Restored footage of Eva Cassidy performing Autumn Leaves. The performance took place at the Blues Alley jazz supper club in Georgetown, DC, on the 3rd January 1996.
And here you can watch a video of her intriguing life story.
In case you are interested to know more about the history of the popular Autumn leaves’ song, check here.
“Autumn with Basho” post from Brenda at Meditative Journey with Saldage, inspired me to share this photo. It is a perfect marriage of an autumn leave with a haiku. Please check her blog, and just as I did, you will find plenty beautiful photos and words to inspire you.