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"Estate" is an Italian song written in 1960 by Bruno Martino (music) and Bruno Brighetti (lyrics). A minor hit in Italy when released, it eventually became a worldwide jazz standard largely through its Bossa nova interpretation by João Gilberto.
The title refers to summer, and the lyrics describe a love lost during summer and the bitter memories that come with the season ever since. The song was originally titled (and the lyric repeatedly sings) "Odio l'estate" ("I Hate Summer").
Three sets of English-language lyrics have been written, one titled "Maybe This Summer" recorded by Peggy Lee (1965), one titled "Estate" (Summer) by Joel E. Siegel for Shirley Horn (1987), and the other titled "In Summer" by Jon Hendricks (1990).
- Chet Baker – Crystal Bells/Estate, (Igloo/LDH, 1983)
- Ed Bickert and Lorne Lofsky - This is New (Concord, 1989)
- Plácido Domingo - Encanto del Mar (Sony Classic)
- Eliane Elias - Bossa Nova Stories (Blue Note, 2008)
- Joao Gilberto - Amoroso (Warner Bros., 1977)
- Shirley Horn - I Thought About You (Verve, 1987); Here's to Life (Verve, 1992)
- Joe Pass - Whitestone (Pablo, 1985)
- Michel Petrucciani - Estate (IRD, 1982)
- Doug Raney & Nicolai Gromin - There Will Never Be Another You (Stunt, 2018)
- Roseanna Vitro - Softly (Concord Jazz, 1993)