Music and lyrics by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin / arr. Rich DeRosa
First Year Charts for Jazz Ensemble
This Gershwin classic has a refreshing sound, as the chorale intro slips into a slow swing feel reminiscent of the legendary Miles Davis/Gil Evans arrangement. Arranger Rich DeRosa brings a big sound to the young jazz band. This one includes easy written solos for trombone, trumpet, tenor sax and alto sax with backgrounds behind each, a simple but very effective shout chorus and easy brass ranges. Give a listen and you will enjoy! (4:40) This title is available in SmartMusic.
Summertime (from "Porgy and Bess")
George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist); Dubose Heyward (composer); Dorothy Heyward (composer)