The original French version of the tune
Hazel Scott, singer and piano
Charles Mingus, bass
Rudy Nichols, drums
“Autumn Leaves” started out as a French tune “Les Feuilles Mortes” in 1945 and it immediately caught on.
Johnny Mercer wrote English lyrics for the tune in 1947.
Singer and pianist Hazel Scott with Charles Mingus on bass and Rudy Nichols on drums filmed this in an LA studio in 1955.