I’ll Remember April by Raye DePaul

This jam track:

  • Key of G
  • 1oo BPM
  • Repeats 3 times
  • Style: Medium-Swing

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Reference Track (With Bass)

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As Performed by Don Raye and Gene DuPaul

“I’ll Remember April” is a popular song and jazz standard with music written in 1941 by Gene de Paul, and lyrics by Patricia Johnston and Don Raye. It made its debut in the 1942 Abbott and Costello comedy Ride ‘Em Cowboy, being sung by Dick Foran. The lyric uses the seasons of the year metaphorically to illustrate the growth and death of a romance.

Notable recordings of this song include:

  • Cannonball Adderley for his album Cannonball’s Sharpshooters (1957)
  • Chet Baker – for the album Witch Doctor with The Lighthouse All Stars (1953)
  • Shirley Bassey – included in her album The Fabulous Shirley Bassey (1959)
  • Clifford Brown and Max Roach from the album At Basin Street (1956) – Studio recording with Sonny Rollins
  • June Christy – for her album This Is June Christy (1958).,[2] also on Cool Christy (2002)
  • Sonny Clark – a solo piano performance from the album Sonny Clark Trio (1957)
  • Wynton Marsalis – for his album Standard Time Vol. 2: Intimacy Calling (1991)[3]
  • Perry Como – for his album By Request (1962)
  • Bing Crosby – recorded July 7, 1944 with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra.[4]
  • Bobby Darin – for his album That’s All (1959)
  • Miles Davis – on the 12 inch album Blue Haze (1954)

Performed by Emmet Cohen w/ Erena Terakubo & Yotam Silberstein

Performed by Freddie Hubbard Quintet + Dizzy Gillespie & Woody Shaw