Spring Is Here


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”


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


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.


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)


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)


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


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


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


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)


Nina Simone – date unknown


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.



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


Alfonso Gugliucci (PianistaItaliano) – solo piano, 2006


Brian Cashwell — solo piano, 2009


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