The Sound of Summer Running

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The Sound of Summer Running
Studio album by Marc Johnson
Released 1998 (LP)
Recorded The Power Station, New York City, New York
Genre Jazz
Length 53:14 (CD)
Label Verve Records
Producer Lee Townsend
Marc Johnson chronology
Magic Labyrinth
The Sound of Summer Running
If Trees Could Fly

The Sound of Summer Running is a 1997 studio album by jazz bassist Marc Johnson released on the label Verve Records – 539 299-2.[1]


For his album "The Sound of Summer Running" Marc Johnson has recruited a cream team of jazz musicians including Joey Baron, Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell. Again he has recorded pieces which are caressing the ears. The group appears as a modern quartet showing overwhelming skill and musicianship, creating soumdscapes where you are led into the soft surroundings but with surprising twists.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars.[2] JazzTimes critique Bill Milkowski, in his review of Johnson' album The Sound of Summer Running states:

... Johnson’s Verve debut is bound to send ripples of excitement through the guitar community. “Put Frisell with just about anybody and you’re going to create something exciting,” says Johnson...[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Faith In You"   5:53
2. "Ghost Town"   5:35
3. "Summer Running[3]"   5:56
4. "With My Boots On"   4:25
5. "Union Pacific"   5:29
6. "Porch Swing"   4:12
7. "Dingy-Dong Day"   3:51
8. "The Adventures Of Max And Ben"   6:08
9. "In A Quiet Place"   5:17
10. "For A Thousand Years"   6:28



  • Tracs #1 & #3-6 composed by – Marc Johnson
  • Tracs #2 & #8 composed by – Bill Frisell
  • Trac #9 composed by – Eliane Elias & Marc Johnson
  • Trac #10 composed by – Pat Metheny
  • Engineer – Joe Ferla
  • Mastering – Greg Calbi
  • Producer – Lee Townsend


  • Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City
  • Mixed at Sony Music Studios, New York City
  • Mastered at Masterdisk, New York City


  1. ^ Payne, Douglas (1998-04-01). "Marc Johnson: The Sound of Summer Running Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  2. ^ a b c  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Marc Johnson: Summer Running". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-10-11.