NINA SIMONE / “Summertime”

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Qawi Robinson Says:
August 6th, 2007 at 11:16 am

All great covers. Although listening to that many in succession could drive one insane… I’ve got two more for you that are slightly outside of the traditional Holliday-one. If you have time, check out Miles Davis’ version and Al Jarreau’s version on Live At Montreux CD and Tenderness albums respectively.

I mention these two because, we all agree that Summertime has some SOUL about it (especially for a Gil Evans piece). However, in my small context of Porgy and Bess, the song is supposed to be more upbeat instead of the Bluesy treatments this song has gotten over the years.

Of all the instrumentals, Duke Ellington’s seemed off a bit. Don’t know why. He is still a genius…I just expected something more extravagant and orchestrated.

Still a good group. Kudos for the MJQ version as well.

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