my arrangement is available for sale on Sheet Music Plus. Search for Peter Miklitz and you will find it. It's available in both standard notation only and standard notation plus TAB. There's a sound sample, too.
Thanks very much for that Peter - unfortunately the link to the list was removed before I got a chance to read it ... ha ha.pmiklitz wrote: Hey Mark,
yes, see here ... Cheers,
+1Ramon Amira wrote: ↑Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:33 pmI have no idea why people refer to "Autumn Leaves" -and play it - as "jazz." This was not written as jazz, nor was it intended to be jazz. It is a romantic ballad, and a very beautiful one.
Here is the whole song played as it should be. The introduction is abbreviated, but still speaks for itself.
But surely that used to be the essence of jazz: a music without repertoire, that takes well known popular songs and uses them for its own purposes. There are jazz composers for sure, but an awful lot of the repertoire was not composed as jazz.Ramon Amira wrote: ↑Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:33 pmI have no idea why people refer to "Autumn Leaves" -and play it - as "jazz." This was not written as jazz, nor was it intended to be jazz. It is a romantic ballad, and a very beautiful one.
The lyrics are clearly for a romantic ballad, and the introduction, which for some inexplicable reason is rarely played, is itself as beautiful and lyrical as the rest of the song, and clearly sets the stage for a ballad, not jazz.
I cringe every time I hear this beautiful song played as jazz. Sure, you can jazz up any music, but that doesn't mean you should. You can play a jazzed up rendition of "Ave Maria," but it would sound as preposterous as does a jazzed up version of any romantic ballad.