Summertime composed by George Gershwin (1898-1937) and Dorothy Heyward. Arranged by Rich DeRosa. Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble; Masterworks; SmartMusic. First Year Charts for Jazz Ensemble. 20th Century; Jazz; Masterwork Arrangement; Standard. Grade 1. Conductor Score & Parts. 78 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.30664).
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.