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Gershwin's world

Author: George GershwinHerbie HancockKathleen BattleJames CarterChick CoreaAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Verve, ℗1998.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We worked very hard to personalize the Gershwin material while staying true to the spirit of jazz. Our intentions were to reach inside to the core of each piece in search of the composer's original impulses, and to take those elements and recompose and reconstruct them in our own way."--Container.
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Genre/Form: Jazz vocals
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: George Gershwin; Herbie Hancock; Kathleen Battle; James Carter; Chick Corea; Kenny Garrett; Eddie Henderson; Joni Mitchell; Wayne Shorter; Stevie Wonder; Maurice Ravel; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
OCLC Number: 40160174
Notes: Jazz, in part with vocals.
"All compositions by George Gershwin except where indicated"--Container.
Compact disc.
Credits: Produced by Robert Sadin.
Performer(s): Herbie Hancock, piano, organ ; with special guests: Kathleen Battle, soprano; James Carter, soprano and tenor saxophones; Chick Corea, piano; Kenny Garrett, alto saxophone; Eddie Henderson, trumpet; Joni Mitchell, vocals; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone; Stevie Wonder, vocals, harmonica; and other musicians.
Event notes: Recorded Mar.-June 1998, in New York and Los Angeles.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Overture (Fascinating rhythm) (:55) --
It ain't necessarily so (4:46) --
The man I love (5:56) --
Here come de honey man (3:58) --
St. Louis blues / W.C. Handy (5:49) --
Lullaby (11:03) --
Blueberry rhyme / James P. Johnson (3:29) --
It ain't necessarily so (interlude) (1:24) --
Cotton tail / Duke Ellington (4:43) --
Summertime (4:38) --
My man's gone now (1:56) --
Prelude in C♯ minor (4:42) --
Concerto for piano and orchestra in G. 2nd movement / Maurice Ravel (9:11) --
Embraceable you (4:38).
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: [produced and arranged by] Herbie Hancock.

Abstract:

"We worked very hard to personalize the Gershwin material while staying true to the spirit of jazz. Our intentions were to reach inside to the core of each piece in search of the composer's original impulses, and to take those elements and recompose and reconstruct them in our own way."--Container.

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