Central Park Jazz: Autumn in New York

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To many, autumn is the most pleasant season in which to visit New York: The weather is still mild, summer crowds are gone and the holiday crowds haven't yet arrived. The sight of leaves turning colors and falling through Central Park is breathtaking — especially from Belvedere Castle, where you can take in a wide view of the park. Whether you're daydreaming about New York or planning to walk around the city, you'll need a soundtrack.

Central Park Jazz: Autumn in New York

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Autumn in New York

  • Artist: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  • Album: Ella & Louis Again

"Autumn in New York" is so inviting with the great Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong singing. It's easy to imagine these close friends strolling through falling leaves in Central Park.

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Autumn in New York
Album
Ella & Louis Again
Artist
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Label
Verve
Released
1957

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Central Park West

  • Artist: John Coltrane
  • Album: Last Giant: Anthology

The pace and tone of this song captures the beauty and peace of gazing into the fall colors of Central Park while walking the sidewalk of its western border — Central Park West.

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Central Park West
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Last Giant: Anthology
Artist
John Coltrane
Label
Rhino
Released
1946

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Autumn Leaves [Mono Version][Live][Version]

  • Artist: Miles Davis
  • Album: Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1963-1964

This version of a jazz standard was recorded live at New York's Philharmonic Hall in February 1964. Not a single note of winter iciness is heard.

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Autumn Leaves [Mono Version][Live][Version]
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Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1963-1964
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Miles Davis
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Sony

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The Diminished Triangle: Blues for Manhattan

  • Artist: Gerald Wilson Orchestra
  • Album: In My Time

Octogenarian composer, arranger and conductor Gerald Wilson leads his New York Orchestra through an ageless composition written with the Big Apple in mind.

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The Diminished Triangle: Blues for Manhattan
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In My Time
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Gerald Wilson Orchestra
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Mack Avenue

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Broadway

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Album: Jazz Memories

Baritone sax legend Gerry Mulligan leads his 1955 sextet through a swinging number first recorded in the early '40s by Count Basie. Mulligan lends modern flavor to the mainstream swing at the song's core.

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Broadway
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Jazz Memories
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Various Artists
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Innerhythmic Foundat

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Ella and Louis Again

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Ella and Louis Again
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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
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Verve
Released
1957

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Last Giant: Anthology

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Last Giant: Anthology
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John Coltrane
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Rhino
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1946

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Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1963-1964

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Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1963-1964
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Miles Davis
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Sony

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In My Time

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In My Time
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Gerald Wilson Orchestra
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Mack Avenue

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Jazz Memories

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Jazz Memories
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Innerhythmic Foundat

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