Spring Is Here

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Spring Is Here (m. Richard Rodgers, w. Lorenz Hart) – introduced in the 1938 musical I Married an Angel

Leo Reisman and his Orchestra, vocal refrain by Felix Knight — recorded on 5 May 1938; issued as Victor 25842-A, b/w “I’ll Tell the Man In the Street”

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Frank Sinatra — recorded 31 October 1947, arrangement Axel Stordahl; released 1949 on Frankly Sentimental

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Jo Stafford — recorded on 19 February 1952; issued in several forms as the Columbia album As You Desire Me

Wikipedia says,

As You Desire Me was an album by Jo Stafford, released by Columbia Records as a 10″ long-playing record (catalog number CL-6210), a box set of 45-rpm records (catalog number 39720), and a two-EP set (catalog number B 298), in 1952.

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Stan Getz Quintet — recorded in Los Angeles, CA on 30 July 1953

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) John Williams (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Frank Isola (drums)

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Chris Connor accompanied by the Ellis Larkins Trio — from Chris Connor Sings Lullabys of Birdland, Bethlehem BCP 1001 —  album recorded at Fulton Recording Studios, 80 West 40th St., NYC on 9 & 11 August 1954, and released in 1954

Chris Connor (vocal)
Ellis Larkins (piano)
Everett Barksdale (guitar)
Beverly Peer (bass)

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Ella Fitzgerald — from her 1956 album Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book

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Bill Evans Trio — recorded in New York 28 December 1959; released on Portrait in Jazz, 1960Bill Evans – piano
Scott LaFaro – bass
Paul Motian – drums

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June Christy — from The Intimate Miss Christy, Capitol ST 1953, issued in April 1963 (according to Second Hand Songs)

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Erroll Garner 1964 —  a medley of songs with music by Richard Rodgers

  • Spring is Here (lyric: Lorenz Hart)
  • It Might as Well Be Spring (lyric: Oscar Hammerstein II)
  • Lover (lyric: Lorenz Hart)

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Nina Simone – date unknown

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Stan Getz — Stan Getz (ts) Lou Levy (p) Monty Budwig (b) Victor Lewis (d) — Recorded at Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA, May 1981 (same sessions which produced The Dolphin) but not released until 1992, after the death of Getz.

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Bud Shank and Lou Levy — from Lost in the Stars: Bud Shank and Lou Levy Play the Sinatra Songbook, 1991

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Alfonso Gugliucci (PianistaItaliano) – solo piano, 2006

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Brian Cashwell — solo piano, 2009

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