Chris Parker Trio (CP3) – “Summertime” (Gershwin) – 8.27.13 – Thunderbird Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA

Chris Parker – guitar
Matt Booth – bass
Dave Throckmorton – drums

This time of the year is always a little bittersweet.  Kids are back to school, football is starting up, and Fall is just a few short weeks away.  Autumn in Pittsburgh brings arguably the best weather of the year – highs in the 70’s, cool evenings, clear crisp sunny days, etc.  However, Fall just means that Winter is coming fast and it’s going to hang around for a LOOOONG time.  So this is the time of the year when I embrace the last few weeks of summer and try not to let go.  Shorts, flip flops, ice cold Mexican beers, reggae, etc.  I LOVE the summertime.

So, for me, it seemed appropriate to post this video from last night’s Space Exchange of the Chris Parker Trio, or CP3, playing George Gershwin’s classic “Summertime“.  This song, no matter which version, has a certain beauty as well as a touch of heartache, which, for me, nicely sums up the emotion that late August brings.  This version, as well as the rest of the show last night, was tip-top.  Enjoy!


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