Who said Summertime and the living is easy?

‘Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…’ These words form the first line to one of the most memorable songs of the 20th century: ‘Summertime’, originally from the opera Porgy and Bess (1935), has been performed by thousands of musicians.

What style of jazz is Summertime by Ella Fitzgerald?

Jazz Standard
Summertime – The Popular Jazz Standard as Performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Summer is finally here and the sunshine is coming down in full swing!

Who is the trumpet player heard on Summertime?

Who Is The Trumpet Player Heard On Summertime? Bothwell’s trumpet solo is played with characteristic warmth by “Little Benny” Harris, whose mastery of this melody keeps it close to the melody but brings additional meaning to the performance.

Who wrote the lyrics to Summertime?

Ira Gershwin
DuBose Heyward

Is Summertime one word or two words?

Summer-time definition Alternative spelling of summertime. (UK) Daylight-saving time.

What is the overall texture of Summertime?

The texture of the piece is melody dominated homophony, with some variation added in the second verse by the introduction of the choir, and a counter-melody on the violin.

Who sang the original song Summertime?

Dorothy Heyward
DuBose HeywardIra GershwinGeorge Gershwin

Is Summertime hard to sing?

The slow harmonic line and minor tonality add a “blues” vibe to the song, and the necessary vocal range to sing this song is so extreme that I cannot even imagine how difficult it is to sing!

Is Summertime cool jazz?

“Summertime” is a rarity among jazz standards in that it was taken directly from an opera and suffered no changes in melody and form in moving from the classical idiom to the popular.

Is Summertime in the real book?

“Summertime” is an aria composed in 1934 by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. The lyrics are by DuBose Heyward, the author of the novel Porgy on which the opera was based, although the song is also co-credited to Ira Gershwin by ASCAP.

Who originally did Summertime?

“Summertime” from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is doubtless one of the one most popular songs in the Great American Songbook.