When someone describes a piece of music as "autumnal", I hear something very specific in my head. Autumn music is not necessarily mellow, but it is never harsh. It is cool and calm, but never cold. It brings a sense of peace and well-being. And for me, no genre represents autumn better than jazz. One of the things I love about jazz is the expressiveness of it -- how it can convey feeling without lyrics, or even without the sound of a human voice. It's a communication that can be understood regardless of the listener's native language. For this playlist I've chosen 10 fantastic jazz artists, each presenting their own musical take on my favorite season - autumn. It includes some truly great standards, and some legendary artists. So get a cup of hot cider, a warm sweater, and spend some time outside with this playlist as you watch the falling leaves.
What would you add to your autumn jazz playlist?
1. Autumn Leaves - Miles Davis
2. Autumn Serenade - John Coltrane
3. Tis' Autumn - Stan Getz
4. Autumn Song - Mose Allison
5. Autumn In New York - Charlie Parker
6. Autumn In Washington Square - Dave Brubeck
7. Early Autumn - Woody Herman
8. Autumn Breeze - Milt Jackson
9. Autumn - Fred Haas
10. Autumn Waltz - Erich Fischer Quartett
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