Sky Cries Mary vocalist Anisa Romero approached her longtime bandmate, William Bernhard, about recording a version of the classic "Summertime." She cut an a a cappella version of it in her New York apartment and sent it to Bernhard who felt like Romero was singing to her daughter, Petra, and used that to guide him as he shaped their version of the song. To round things out sonically the duo enlisted Sky Cries Mary member Kent Halvorsen and experimentalist Jeff Greinke, whom Romero worked with on her Hana project.
"Summertime" is dedicated to the memory of Joe Skyward.
released June 20, 2016
Written by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin
Recorded in New York, New York; Seattle, Washington; Gothenburg, Sweden; and Tuscon, Arizona
Produced by William Bernhard
Mixed by William Bernhard and Dan White
Anisa Romero: Vocals
William Bernhard: Keyboards, guitar
Kent Halvorsen: Keyboards
Jeff Greinke: Ambiance
Performance photos by Karen Moskowitz
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