'Tis Autumn

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'Tis Autumn is a 1941 jazz standard written by Henry Nemo. It was first recorded by Nat King Cole. It was later recorded by Chet Baker several times, including his 1959 album Chet,[1] and later with Bill Evans. Red Garland recorded it for his 1959 album All Kinds of Weather[2] and Jackie Paris recorded it for The Song Is Paris (1962).[3] Joe Pass recorded it for several albums, including Simplicity (1967)[4] and Checkmate (1981)[5] and one with Ella Fitzgerald for their 1976 album Fitzgerald and Pass... Again.[6] American jazz singer Stacey Kent covered it for her 2003 album The Boy Next Door.[7] It has also been covered by Stan Getz, Bruce Eskovitz, Carmen McRae, Lee Konitz, Spike Robinson, Eddie Higgins and Bennie Wallace.[8] Redd Foxx and Timmie Rogers sang a duet of it on the "Brother Can You Spare an Act" episode of SANFORD AND SON.


  1. ^ Carner, Gary (2012). Pepper Adams' Joy Road: An Annotated Discography. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-8108-8256-0.
  2. ^ The Jazz Review. Kraus Reprint Company. 1960. p. 25.
  3. ^ Mackenzie, Sir Compton; Stone, Christopher (1963). The Gramophone. General Gramophone Publications Limited. p. 45.
  4. ^ Hi Fi/stereo Review. Ziff-Davis. 1967. p. 94.
  5. ^ Lord, Tom (1 June 1997). The Jazz Discography. Lord Music Reference. p. 174. ISBN 978-1-881993-16-2.
  6. ^ "Fitzgerald and Pass... Again". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  7. ^ "The Boy Next Door". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  8. ^ "'Tis Autumn". Jazzstandards.com. Retrieved 12 November 2015.