Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy (1996)
Our LCM Classic this week is one of my favourite covers by Eva Cassidy, the beautiful 'Autumn Leaves'. Originally it was a 1945 French song, "Les Feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves"), with music by Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma - derived from a ballet piece of music ('Rendez-vous', written for Roland Petit), itself partly borrowed from 'Poème d'octobre' by Jules Massenet and lyrics by French poet Jacques Prévert.
The video is a live version recorded and filmed at The Blues Alley in Washington DC's Georgetown neighborhood and was the last album that Eva recorded. This version still gives me goosebumps, with Eva's very special and pure vocals soaring above the track.