Who played first on what?



The original song is an opera-aria, sung by a soprano with a symphonic orchestra. The Summertime Connection has renditions in such different styles as ska, South American (all rhythms), rock, house mixes in various forms, all jazz styles from dixieland to bop and so called 'improvised music'.


Instrument

Who

When

Remarks

a capella

The Colgate Thirteen

1955

 

accordeon jazz

Ron Ross

1947, jan 25

with Charlie Shavers

accordeon ska

Monty Alexander

1960

 

bandoneon - solo

Gabriel Merlino

2008, apr 30

 

bansuri (Indian bamboo flute)

Ram Deepak

2008

 

big band jazz

Bob Crosby & His Orchestra

1936

 

bongo

Lee Abrams

1951, aug 01

with Wynton Kelly

carillon

Piet van den Broek

1971

 

celesta

Leo Chauliac

1947, jun 20

 

cimbales

Tito Puente

1946

 

classical aria soprano

Abbie Mitchell

1935, jul 19

 

conga

Jack Costanzo

1950, oct 19

with Nat King Cole

cow horn

Bengt Jonsson

2006, jun 15

 

dizi (Chinese bamboo flute)

12 Girls Band

2007

 

dulzaina (traditional Castillian instrument which can be seen as an ancestor of the oboe)

Samuel Brogeras

2008, jan

 

electric cello

Jennifer Adams

2006

 

erhu (Chinese two-string fiddle)

12 Girls Band

2007

 

female vocal jazz

Billie Holiday

1936, jul 10

 

garden hose

Noguru Hata

 

on Dutch TV

gayagm (Korean harp)

Stone Jazz

2007, jun 23

 

guitar gypsy

Les Briaval

1964

 

guitar country

Mike Auldridge

1974

 

guzheng (Chinese zither)

12 Girls Band

2007

 

haegm (Korean violin)

Stone Jazz

2007, jun 23

 

handbells

Raphsody

2001, oct 13

 

handclapping

Bis Kaplan

1935

with George Gershwin

harp jazz

Caspar Reardon

1936, sep 09

 

hang drum

Dante Bucci

2008, dec 23

 

hydraulophone (water-pipe-organ-flute)

Steve Mann

2007, jun 24

 

korean flute traditional

Lee Sang Gang

2000

 

male vocal traditional

George Gershwin

1935

 

male vocal jazz

Bob Crosby

1937, apr 04

 

male vocal folk

I Giganti

1968

 

mouthharp jazz

Larry Adler

1936

 

muzak

Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians,

1937

 

piano traditional

George Gershwin

1935

 

piano southamerican

José Curbelo

1946

 

pipa (Chinese lute)

12 Girls Band

2007

 

piri (Korean oboe)

Stone Jazz

2007, jun 23

 

singing saw

Natalia Paruz and Matthew Beckman

 

 

soprano sax jazz

Sydney Bechet

1939, jun 08

 

tenor recorder

Mark  Mardon

2009,  mar 22

 

theremin

Clara Rockmore

1975

 

vibraphone

Red Norvo

1945, dec 20

with Mildred Bailey

xaphoon

Arthur Mary

2007, jun 04

 

yang qin (Chinese hammered dulcimer)

12 Girls Band

2007

 

 Every style and mode of singing has been recorded: from a capella via karaoke and doo-wop to large mixed choirs and even a rendition in a
swimming pool (for the extra resonance).

 You know about an instrument on which Summertime has been played for the first time? Please let us know!!

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