Artist: Kat Edmonson
“Summertime” has been performed live by many incredible artists tens of thousands of times. There might be a better version of “Summertime” than Kat Edmonson’s somewhere but I do not believe it has been recorded yet.
Edmonson’s particular stylistic approach is unique and satisfying for two reasons—the high-quality arrangements by pianist Kevin Lovejoy and Edmonson’s own quirky synthesis of nymph-like timbre and classic jazz phrasing. -Allaboutjazz.com
Edmonson’s first statement is bold. Though jazz singers have covered the Gershwin standard “Summertime” ad nauseam, she shows why the classic song deserves just one more chance. –Brad Mehldau