There's a newborn chill in the air as the sunlight begins to change colors. Its only a matter of time before the green potential of summer transforms into complexly fragile, yet beautiful autumn.
Theres a song for everything - this transition included.
The late Eva Cassidy’s delicate cover of the classic, “Autumn Leaves,” is just that song. Sung with the loving strength and acceptance of an artist fighting a losing battle against cancer. It’s impossible to shirk the emotions woven into each of Ms. Cassidy’s notes
Soon after the below home video was taken in Georgetown's Blues Alley Jazz club, cancer took Ms. Cassidy at the summery green age of 33. Way to soon.
The smooth control with which Ms. Cassidy sings is unusual and electrifying. It's baffling to me that she was only discovered posthumously. Like they say in the documentary below, "death doesn't always have the last word."
Or in this case, the last note.
Rest in peace beautiful Eva Cassidy, we all still love you in this world.
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⬆️These Autumn Leaves are heavy with bittersweet acceptance and palpable heart ache
The Eva Cassidy Story ⬆️