Absolutely gorgeous, I find Davis’ tone and control to me remarkable in this period, sinewy and emotional. Great cover song for today.
Miles Davis - Summertime
Jazz doesn’t offer much support for the concept of “covers”, but since Davis’ version of Summertime [written by George Gershwin for his 1935 opera Porgy and Bess] almost certainly isn’t the one that immediately comes to mind for most people, I’m giving it a pass for cover Friday. Plus, I love this record.
So, happy cover Friday, kids.
Also: there are so many good and very different takes on this song. Miles, Billie Holiday, Janis, Ella/Louis, the Doors, Sidney Bechet, Herb Alpert…got a favorite recording that I should know about?