Summertime (9 July 2017)
There are lots of arrangements of 'Summertime' - no, I mean LOTS. Hans from The Netherlands has confirmed that my arrangement is number 53,818 (just in case you're wondering.) So, I thought I'd put my 'signature' on this one. I wanted to put a little twist into it. It starts all sultry with heavy jazz chords and a lone solo on top, but then, just when other versions are slowing down, mine cranks up into 6th gear for a Bebop middle section. THEN, just when the section's over, the whole piece, (a la Harry Connick Jnr and Michael Buble) takes off and goes up a key for a punchy close-harmony climax, just in time to catch breath and slow down for a lazy end.