"Summer Wind" is a 1965 song, originally released in Germany as "Der Sommerwind" and written by Heinz Meier and German language lyrics by Hans Bradtke. Johnny Mercer re-wrote the song into English along the same themes as the original, which talked of the changing of the seasons using the Southern European sirocco wind as a metaphor.
I fell in love with the song hearing the 1966 recording by Frank Sinatra.
My arrangement of the Steely Dan classic by Donald Fagen & Walter Becker.
Like so many of my compositions, this is one that
sort of came to me as I first started playing.
I played the chords, then wrote them down, and some time
later added the melody. This is the first recording of "Slow Breath".
A discussion in music between bassist Dan Anderson, drummer Bob Rummage, and myself.
An orignal composition in the American Songbook
verse - chorus format.
Dedicated to my wife Susan, it is our story.
From the CD "Dar Cho".
This is a solo piano improvisation I played to photos my wife and I
took in Paris when we were there in April 2014
From my CD "Dar Cho", What About is about
keeping in mind the things we most desire.
Stride / boogie woogie
Thank you Jimmy Web!
I have played this song many times through the years
and still love it.
I love the water, and I love to Sail.
Being out on the open water, and as the lyrics say "moving from the wind alone".
I wrote this song for the recording session, and it includes some video I
took from the seat on the bow of the boat while sailing on Lake Michigan,
with the Chicago skyline off in the distance...
I wrote this back in 1998, but never recorded it.
It's a kindofa funky, smooth kinda thing...