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Songs of the Season: Summer

We pay tribute to the arrival of warm weather with music from Nat King Cole, June Christy, Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, George Benson and more.

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Songs about June, three pairs of performances (from Louis Armstrong, June Christy, and Nat King Cole), and a couple of 1970s recordings from saxophonist Art Pepper and guitarist George Benson that feature, respectively, an old summer standard and a then-new summer standard make up this year’s “Songs of the Season: Summer” edition. We’ll also hear singer Janiece Jaffe performing Italian songwriter Bruno Martino and Bruno Brighetti’s “In Summer” (or “Estate”).

Watch Ella Fitzgerald sing “Summertime” in concert:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j6avX7ebkM

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