“It’s Been So Long” – Edmond Hall’s Swingtet (1944)

Blue Note; New York, May 5, 1944: Benny Morton-tb/Edmond Hall-cl/Harry Carney-bar/Don Frye-p/Everett Barksdale-g/Alvin Raglin-b/Sidney Catlett-d.

A something in a summer‘s noon – A depth – an Azure – a perfume – Transcending ecstasy. — Emily Dickinson

From the poem: A Something In A Summer’s Day.

It’s not quite summer yet, but this song, this poem and the promising weather here in Seattle today seem to just fit together nicely.


2 thoughts on ““It’s Been So Long” – Edmond Hall’s Swingtet (1944)

  1. Fine instrumental version of this Walter Donaldson-Harold Adamson classic. For the vocal refrain, you might want to give a listen to the great Helen Ward on Benny Goodman’s l/24/36 Victor record (available on youtube).


  2. Great to hear from you, Mistermuse. Just listened to your recommendation. Gotta love Benny Goodman with Helen Ward! I hadn’t heard their rendition before–thanks for the info.

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