‘Tis Autumn


‘Tis Autumn (words and music: Henry Nemo)

Les Brown-1

Les Brown and his Orchestra, vocal Ralph Young — recorded on 17 September 1941, and issued in October 1941 on the 78 rpm single OKeh 6430, b/w “That Solid Old Man (Is Here Again)”


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Bunny Berigan and his Orchestra, vocal: Lynn Richards (credited on the label as “Lynne Richards”) — recorded in September 1941, and issued on the 78 rpm single Elite 5005, c/w “Two in Love”


Woody Herman and his Orchestra, vocals: Woody Herman, Carolyn Grey, and Ensemble* — recorded on 13 November 1941, and issued on the 78 rpm single Decca 4095, b/w “I Guess I’ll Be On My Way”


The Four King Sisters with Alvino Rey & his Orchestra — recorded on 24 November 1941, in Hollywood, CA (Victor matrix PBS-061928); issued on the 78 rpm single Bluebird B-11431, as the B-side of “Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry”


Nat King Cole Trio** — recorded in March 1949


Stan Getz Quintet — recorded in NYC, 12 December 1952; originally released in 1953 on the 10-inch album Stan Getz Plays, Clef Records MGC-137; later reissued on the 12-inch LP Stan Getz Plays, first on the Norgran label and then on the Verve label — Norgran Records MGN 1042 (in 1955) and Verve Records MGV 8133 (in 1957)

personnel: Stan Getz – tenor sax, Duke Jordan – piano, Jimmy Raney – guitar, Bill Crow – bass, Frank Isola – drums


Beverly Kenney – fromthe 1955 album Sings for Johnny Smith


The Red Garland Trio – Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) -recorded on 27 November 1958 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ; released on the 1958 LP All Kinds of Weather


Chet Baker Septet — recorded in NYC, 19 January 1959 — Chet Baker (trumpet), Herbie Mann (flute), Pepper Adams (baritone sax), Bill Evans (piano), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums) — released on the Riverside album Chet, 1959


Gloria Lynne — from the 1959 album Lonely and Sentimental…, Everest LPBR 5063 (Mono), Everest SDBR 1063 (Stereo)


1965 And I Love Him-Esther Phillips-Atlantic 8102 (75p)Billboard-Ad-Esther-Phillips-And-I-Love-Him-1965

Esther Phillips — from her 1965 album And I Love Him, Atlantic 8102 (mono), Atlantic SD 8102 (stereo)



1985 In a Sentimental Mood-Zoot Sims-Sonet (UK) SNTF-932

Zoot Sims Trio —  from the 1985 short film Zoot Sims: In a Sentimental Mood, shot at at the Sonet Headquarters Building in Lidingö, Stockholm County, Sweden on 21 November 1984 — According to AllMovie.com, “Selections include: In A Sentimental Mood, Sweet Lorraine, ‘Tis Autumn, Autumn Leaves, Castle Blues and Gone with the Wind.” The same six live recordings included in the film were evidently featured on the 1985 audio album Zoot Sims – In a Sentimental Mood, Sonet (UK) SNTF-932.

Zoot Sims – tenor saxophone, Rune Gustafsson – guitar, Red Mitchell – bass


Stacey Kent – originally released on the LP The Boy Next Door — album recorded 18-22 February 2003, Curtis Schwartz Studios, Ardingly, England


Fredrik Carlquist – recorded in Barcelona, 8 March 2010

Fredrik Carlquist: sax, Dave Mitchell: guitar, Garry Fimister: bass, and Roberto Faenzi: drums


* A vocal group supporting Herman and Grey with harmonizing back vocals is credited at various sites only as “Ensemble,” “band,” or “the band.”

**  The video provider suggests that the recording was released under the name Nat King Cole & the King Cole Trio.

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