Indian Summer

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Sheet Music of "Indian Summer" (1919)

Tonight at Carnegie Hall, a star-studded cast performs the large-scale operetta "Babes in Toyland" by Victor Herbert. But WNYC's Sara Fishko turns her attention to a much more modest creation by that composer. The story of a popular standard - in this edition of Fishko Files.

Carnegie Hall celebrates 75 years of MasterVoices with tonight's revival of "Babes in Toyland," starring Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, and Christopher Fitzgerald, with artistic direction by Ted Sperling. For tickets and more information, visit

For more information on guitarist/composer James Chirillo, visit his website.

Will Friedwald's Clip Joint: Scenes from the American Songbook, a new series at the 92nd Street Y, continues through June 20th. For tickets and more information, visit

EXTRA: Will Friedwald on the impact of Victor Herbert's death


“Indian Summer”
Lee Konitz, alto sax; Billy Bauer, guitar
Prestige, 1956

"Indian Summer"
Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
Jack Leonard, vocals

"Indian Summer"
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Ray Eberle, vocals
Bluebird, 1939

"Indian Summer"
Sidney Bechet, soprano sax

"Indian Summer"
Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax

"Indian Summer"
Stan Getz, tenor sax
Prestige, 1949

"Indian Summer"
Chet Baker, trombone
Fantasy, 1959

"Indian Summer"
Barney Kessel, guitar
Contemporary, 1956

"Indian Summer"
Joe Pass, guitar
Pablo, 1973

"Indian Summer"
Jim Hall, guitar
A&M, 1976

"Indian Summer"
Frank Sinatra, vocals; Duke Ellington Orchestra
Frank Sinatra Enterprises, 1967

"Indian Summer"
Paul Desmond, sax
Sony, 1974

WNYC Production Credits

Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann