The Sound of Summer Running

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The Sound of Summer Running
Marc Johnson 1997 Sound of Summer Running.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 24, 1998 (1998-02-24)
StudioAvatar Studios, New York City
GenreJazz
Length53:14
LabelVerve
ProducerLee Townsend
Marc Johnson chronology
Magic Labyrinth
(1995)
The Sound of Summer Running
(1998)
If Trees Could Fly
(1998)

The Sound of Summer Running is a 1998 studio album by jazz bassist Marc Johnson released by Verve Records.[1][2] The title was borrowed from a story by Ray Bradbury.[3][4]

Reception[edit]

Scott Yanow, writing for Allmusic, awarded the album three stars out of five, stating:

JazzTimes critic Bill Milkowski, in his review of the album wrote: "... 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...[5]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[6]
Entertainment WeeklyB–[7]
Sputnikmusic4.8/5[8]
The Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz4/5 stars[9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Faith in You"Johnson5:53
2."Ghost Town"Bill Frisell5:35
3."Summer Running"Johnson5:56
4."With My Boots On"Johnson4:25
5."Union Pacific"Johnson5:29
6."Porch Swing"Johnson4:12
7."Dingy-Dong Day"Johnson3:51
8."The Adventures of Max and Ben"Bill Frisell6:08
9."In a Quiet Place"Eliane Elias, Johnson5:17
10."For a Thousand Years"Pat Metheny6:28
Total length:53:14

Personnel[edit]

Production

  • Joe Ferla – engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Lee Townsend – producer

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Payne, Douglas (1998-04-01). "Marc Johnson: The Sound of Summer Running Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
  2. ^ "Marc Johnson – The Sound of Summer Running". Discogs. discogs.com. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  3. ^ DEFFAA, CHIP (March 6, 1998). "The Sound of Summer Running". Entertainment Weekly. ew.com. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  4. ^ Graybow, Steve (21 March 1998). "Jazz Blue Notes". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 48. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  5. ^ Milkowski, Bill (April 1998). "Marc Johnson's Dream Teams". JazzTimes. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  6. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Marc Johnson: The Sound of Summer Running". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  7. ^ DEFFAA, CHIP (March 6, 1998). "The Sound of Summer Running". Entertainment Weekly. ew.com. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Marc Johnson: The Sound of Summer Running". Sputnikmusic. sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  9. ^ Larkin, Colin (1999). The Virgin encyclopedia of jazz. Virgin. Retrieved 13 April 2019.