A while ago i begun my foray into learning jazz....a tough road it is.
I went for a lesson, albeit free lesson, with a well known jazz trumpet player in my home town.
During the lesson he played ' Summertime'. But alas the recognisable melody that people all around the world recognise was absent.
Hence to the ignorant me it didnt sound anything like summertime.
Can anyone of these gracious hallows explain to be how someone can to play a melody that isnt in the song then claim to be playing that song?