Few musicians today are as versatile as the bassist, keyboardist, bass clarinetist, film composer, producer … you get the picture. A veteran of Miles Davis’ last band, and the ethos of that pan-stylistic music tends to carry over into his own. It headlines day one on the main stage.
“Summertime” is considered one of George Gershwin’s finest songs. Collaborating with his brother Ira and lyricist DuBose Heyward, Gershwin composed the piece for his 1935 “folk-opera” Porgy and Bess. This clip is from the 1959 Samuel Goldwyn film Porgy and Bess, with vocals dubbed by Adele Addison for Dorothy Dandridge’s Bess: The song quickly […]