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Accompanied with Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Louie Bellson, and Ray Brown, “Midnight Sun” (1954) was originally an instrumental composed by Lionel Hampton and Sonny Burke in 1947 and is now considered a jazz standard. Subsequently, Johnny Mercer wrote the words to the song. It is said that Johnny Mercer was driving along the freeway from Palm Springs to Hollywood, California, when he heard the instrumental on his car radio and started to set words to the song as he drove.

Betty Carter – Thou Swell

September 5, 2013

NOTE: Check out her high end improv skills.

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