Slippedisc comfort zone (18): T’s leaves

Slippedisc comfort zone (18): T’s leaves


norman lebrecht

April 30, 2021

The extraordinary string quartet arrangement of Les Feuilles Mortes by Toru Takemitsu.




  • E says:

    Still remember this melancholy song from records, when I was FIVE…
    T’s leaves redeem it from its melancholy, I think.

  • David K. Nelson says:

    I find that for me to take Autumn Leaves seriously as a song or as an instrumental piece, I have to go to the effort of erasing the Roger Williams piano recording from my brain. Not easy to do if you are of a certain age, or at least an American of a certain age. And Lord only knows, I’m of a certain age.

    Hearing this string quartet arrangement (beautifully played) brought to mind the Hollywood String Quartet’s recordings with Frank Sinatra. And I mean that in the least snarky way possible.

    Now THAT would have been a recording: “Sinatra Meets Takemitsu, Featuring the Hollywood String Quartet.”