mercoledì 3 agosto 2011

"Estate" the most well known italian jazz standard

The italian piano player, singer and composer Bruno Martino wrote the pop song "Estate" (Summer) with text of Bruno Brighetti in 1960.

In the following video the original version.

The brasilian singer Joao Gilberto, during a tournée in Italy heard it and decided to include the song in his repertoire and also recorded it in italian.

From that moment the song became famous and was played and sung by many important jazz artists as Chet Baker, here "At Capolinea" (Milan-Italy) 1983 with Nicola Stilo (fl), Diane Varvra (s. sax), Michel Grailler (pf), Riccardo Dal Frà (bs), Leo Mitchel (drm).

Michel Petrucciani, at Umbria Jazz Perugia-Italy in 1995

Shirley Horn and many others.

After 50 years this song is played and recorded by many artists all over the world. Here a french version of Claude Nougaro

and an italian version by the jazz trumpet player Fabrizio Bosso and the singer and piano player Sergio Cammeriere.

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