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Of all the tunes we do, none is more evocative than “Autumn Leaves,” Joseph Kosma’s post World War II composition that quickly became a jazz standard in America from the 1950s right up to today. Memorable renditions have been recorded by everyone from Miles Davis and Chet Baker to Erroll Garner and Mel Tormé. And while certainly the lyrics are beautiful and touching, as this instrumental track from a recent Flood rehearsal demonstrates, it’s the melody itself that so stunningly captures the magic and the melancholy of autumn. Listen as Doug Chaffin, Paul Martin and Veezy Coffman find new things to say with this gorgeous classic tune.