Summertime - Piano Improvisation
Summertime - Piano Improvisation at the moment I live in Germany and here the summer is nearly always much humid one (RAIN), I hatred this type of summer and I have tried this my version of "Summertime" what mean's for me this 2007 German much rain summer. Many of his compositions have been used on television and in numerous films, and many became jazz standards. The jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald recorded many of the Gershwins' songs on her 1959 Gershwin Songbook (arranged by Nelson Riddle). Countless singers and musicians have recorded Gershwin songs, including Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, Al Jolson, Bobby Darin, Art Tatum, Bing Crosby, Janis Joplin, John Coltrane, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Madonna, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Marni Nixon, Natalie Cole, Patti Austin, Nina Simone, Maureen McGovern, John Fahey, The Residents, Sublime, and Sting. About the composer: George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist whose early death brought to a premature halt one of the most remarkable careers in American music. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are universally familiar. He wrote most of his vocal and theatrical works in collaboration with his elder brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin composed music for both Broadway and the classical concert hall, as well as popular songs that brought his work to an even wider public. Gershwin's compositions have been used in numerous films and on television, and many became jazz standards recorded in numerous variations. Countless singers and musicians have recorded Gershwin songs. Early life Gershwin was named Jacob Gershowitz at birth in Brooklyn on September 26, 1898. His parents were Russian Jews. His father, Morris (Moishe) Gershowitz, changed his family name to 'Gershvin' sometime after immigrating to the United States from St. Petersburg, Russia in the early 1890s. Gershwin's mother Rosa Bruskin had already immigrated from Russia. She met Gershowitz in New York and they married on July 21, 1895.[1] (George changed the spelling of the family name to 'Gershwin' after he became a professional musician; other members of his family followed suit.) George Gershwin was the second of four children.[2] He first displayed interest in music at the age of ten, when he was intrigued by what he heard at his friend Maxie Rosenzweig's violin recital.[3] The sound and the way his friend played captured him. His parents had bought a piano for lessons for his older brother Ira, but to his parents' surprise and Ira's relief, it was George who played it.[4] Although his younger sister Frances Gershwin was the first in the family to make money from her musical talents, she married young and devoted herself to being a mother and housewife. She gave up her performing career, but settled into painting for another creative outlet — painting was also a hobby of George Gershwin. Gershwin tried various piano teachers for two years, and then was introduced to Charles Hambitzer by Jack Miller, the pianist in the Beethoven Symphony Orchestra. Until Hambitzer's death in 1918, he acted as Gershwin's mentor. Hambitzer taught Gershwin conventional piano technique, introduced him to music of the European classical tradition, and encouraged him to attend orchestra concerts.[5] (At home following such concerts, young Gershwin would attempt to reproduce at the piano the music that he had heard.) Gershwin later studied with classical composer Rubin Goldmark and avant-garde composer-theorist Henry Cowell.
Laura sings "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess
Laura sings "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess Laura Workman McMurtrey sings the classical version of "Summertime" from George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess."
Miles Davis "Summertime" (1958)
Miles Davis "Summertime" (1958) "Summertime" is a track from the album "Porgy and Bess" by jazz trumpet musician Miles Davis, released in 1958 on Columbia Records. The album features arrangements by Davis and collaborator Gil Evans from George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess. The album was recorded in four sessions on July 22, July 29, August 4 and August 18 in 1958 at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City. It is the second collaboration between Davis and Evans and has garnered much critical acclaim since its release, being acknowledged by music critics as the best of their collaborations. For many jazz critics, Porgy and Bess is regarded as historic. In 1958, Davis was one of many jazz musicians growing dissatisfied with bebop, seeing its increasingly complex chord changes as hindering creativity. Five years earlier, in 1953, pianist George Russell published his Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, which offered an alternative to the practice of improvisation based on chords. Abandoning the traditional major and minor key relationships of Western music, Russell developed a new formulation using scales or a series of scales for improvisations. Russell's approach to improvisation came to be known as modal in jazz. Davis saw Russell's methods of composition as a means of getting away from the dense chord-laden compositions of his time, which Davis had labeled "thick". Modal composition, with its reliance on scales and modes, represented, as Davis put it,[3] "a return to melody". In a ...
Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime TV Special 1968
Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime TV Special 1968 Ella Fitzgerald sings "Summertime" (from "Porgy and Bess" - George and Ira Gershwin) in a TV Special from 1968. (From Globo TV, Brazil).
SUMMERTIME (GEORGE GERSHWIN) RAY CHARLES & CLEO LAINE "Summertime" is the name of an aria composed by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. The lyrics are by DuBose Heyward. The song soon became a popular jazz standard. Gershwin began composing the song in December 1933, attempting to create his own spiritual in the style of the African American folk music of the period. Dame Cleo Laine, Lady Dankworth, DBE (born 28 October 1927, London, England) is an British jazz singer and an actress, noted for her scat singing and vocal range. She is the only female performer to have received Grammy nominations in the jazz, popular and classical music categories. Laine is the widow of jazz composer Sir John Dankworth. . Summertime, And the livin' is easy Fish are jumpin' And the cotton is high Your daddy's rich And your mamma's good lookin' So hush little baby Don't you cry One of these mornings You're going to rise up singing Then you'll spread your wings And you'll take to the sky But till that morning There's a'nothing can harm you With daddy and mamma standing by Summertime, And the livin' is easy Fish are jumpin' And the cotton is high Your daddy's rich And your mamma's good lookin' So hush little baby Don't you cry
Dileesa singing summertime
Dileesa singing summertime Follow me on twitter for the latest updates and singing tips! www.twitter.com www.DileesaHunter.com This is a video of me singing Summertime, by Gershwin from Porgy and Bess. This is kind of jazzy, more bluesy, actually, not at all the classical version. In any case, enjoy!
Summertime - George Gershwin (1 of 2)
Summertime - George Gershwin (1 of 2) Summertime (1 of 2) - Piano Improvisation --------------------------------- Classes de Piano, Teoria, Composició i Improvisació. Piano Clàssic, Jazz i Modern. webs.ono.com www.myspace.com --------------------------------- Private lessons in Piano, Music Theory, Composition and Improvisation. Classical, Jazz and Modern Piano Styles. webs.ono.com www.myspace.com ---------------------------------
Summertime on home made french horn (trompa feita em casa)
Summertime on home made french horn (trompa feita em casa) This is me trying to play Summertime, a classical jazz tune composed by George Gershwin (and made famous by Miles Davis) on a home made french horn. I didn't have the score for thi song, so I tried it from memory. The key of this "instrument" is B. Have fun. Este sou eu tentando tocar Summertime, uma obra clássica do jazz composta por George Gershwin (e famosa na interpretação de Miles Davis) numa trompa natural feita em casa . Eu não tinha a partitura da música, então foi de memória mesmo. O tom desse "instrumento" é Si. Divirtam-se.
Rosenberg Trio Bireli Lagrene Escoude - Summertime
Rosenberg Trio Bireli Lagrene Escoude - Summertime Rosenberg Trio, Bireli Lagrene and Christian Escoude play the standard Summertime, by George Gershwin. More clips of this amazing concert are at my videos.
Summertime by George Gershwin
Summertime by George Gershwin "Summertime" from "Porgy and Bess" by George Gershwin Performed live by Cecily Nall, soprano & The Point Chamber Orchestra www.thepointchamberorchestra.org conducted by Efraín Amaya www.efrainamaya.com July 16, 2006 La Fenice Theater Venice, Italy