Summertime is a song everybody knows, but do you know the version by The Modern Jazz Quartet? This is one of my favourite versions and I sometimes play it at the end of a Swing party, around 4 o’clock in the morning or so…
Summertime was composed by George Gershwin* for his “American Folk Opera” Porgy and Bess, which premiered 1935 in New York City. The song quickly became a Jazz standard and is probably one of the most popular and most played song ever. It was recorded over 26’000 times by different musicians and in different styles.
*text in the original version by DuBose Heyward
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