Early Autumn (song)

Early Autumn is a composition by Ralph Burns (with the participation of Woody Herman and Barbara Belle) with lyrics by Johnny Mercer from the year 1948. Composition of Modern Jazz has 32 ​​bars and is characterized by the song form AABA in descending order, sequences like melodic structure.

First record

His solo on Early Autum in the big band of Woody Herman, which was released in 1949 by Capitol Records, Stan Getz to break through and gave him the same year a success in Leserpoll the downbeat and international prestige. The composition was recorded in 1949 by Herman with the soloist Getz also titled "Summer Sequence ( Part 4) " for Columbia Records.

Other recordings

That same year, Herb Ellis played a song in the trio The Soft Winds with Lou Carter and Johnny Frigo. The song was also recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis, George Shearing and Ben Webster.

  • Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook (1964 )
  • Jo Stafford (1952 )
  • Mel Tormé Night at the Concord Pavilion (1990 )
  • Raya Yarbrough Raya Yarbrough (2006)