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    Lot of great recordings in this post from Jazz History Online.

    THE MANY SOUNDS OF “SUMMERTIME” – Jazz History Online
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola


    The Jazz Guitar Chord Dictionary
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    Mark you have put together an outstanding and very timely compilation of "Summertime" renditions for us!

    Thank you for that.

    I'll be listening to all of them over this weekend which should be a lot of fun!

    Steven Herron

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    Wot - no Keith Emerson ?

    Have no secrets, hear no lies.

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    Joe pass use to do 17 versions of summertime in one take - including a 'pinky rock' one - 'I gotta lotta ways to play that tune'

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    That’s great! But I wonder why they didn’t include the first known recording with Gershwin himself conducting in rehearsal. Skip to 2:00.

    Jazz performers usually harmonize it differently, but I like to know where a tune started. Here’s how I hear it in the above recording, with some details left out such as 9ths in the second chord and a one-beat diminished.

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    Billie Holliday's version will always be my favorite.

    I wonder's who's playing guitar on Sidney Bechet's version?

    That Charlie Parker "broadcast version" is outstanding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruger9 View Post

    I wonder's who's playing guitar on Sidney Bechet's version?
    Teddy Bunn