Classic Gershwin

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Columbia's 1987 Gershwin tribute album brandished the word "Classic" in the title with good reason, as Leonard Bernstein leads the New York Philharmonic in a reading of "An American in Paris" and Zubin Mehta conducts that same orchestra in a medley of themes from Woody Allen's film Manhattan. George Gershwin's 1925 player piano roll version of "Rhapsody in Blue" is accompanied by the Columbia Jazz Band under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, who conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic on behalf of Porgy and Bess and performs Gershwin's "Three Preludes for Piano." Guitarist John Williams is featured on "A Foggy Day," and flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal delivers a light and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Columbia's 1987 Gershwin tribute album brandished the word "Classic" in the title with good reason, as Leonard Bernstein leads the New York Philharmonic in a reading of "An American in Paris" and Zubin Mehta conducts that same orchestra in a medley of themes from Woody Allen's film Manhattan. George Gershwin's 1925 player piano roll version of "Rhapsody in Blue" is accompanied by the Columbia Jazz Band under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, who conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic on behalf of Porgy and Bess and performs Gershwin's "Three Preludes for Piano." Guitarist John Williams is featured on "A Foggy Day," and flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal delivers a light and spotless rendition of "Liza." This album, portions of which were recorded live, also contains a lovely, intimate rendition of "Embraceable You" by Cleo Laine and three arias from Porgy and Bess which are transformed into jazzy orchestral lieder by the incomparable Sarah Vaughan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/1994
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644251647
  • Catalog Number: 42516

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rhapsody in Blue (Original Version) (13:46)
  2. 2 An American in Paris (18:28)
  3. 3 Medley from Woody Allen Film "Manhattan" (1:18)
  4. 4 Medley from Woody Allen Film "Manhattan" (0:33)
  5. 5 Medley from Woody Allen Film "Manhattan" (0:09)
  6. 6 Medley from Woody Allen Film "Manhattan" (0:36)
  7. 7 Medley from Woody Allen Film "Manhattan" (1:14)
  8. 8 Three Preludes for Piano (1:29)
  9. 9 Three Preludes for Piano (4:35)
  10. 10 Three Preludes for Piano (1:10)
  11. 11 Embraceable You (4:10)
  12. 12 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) - Jean-Pierre Rampal (2:25)
  13. 13 A Foggy Day (2:39)
  14. 14 Overture to Porgy and Bess - Michael Tilson Thomas (1:13)
  15. 15 Medley from Porgy and Bess - Michael Tilson Thomas (1:46)
  16. 16 Medley from Porgy and Bess - Michael Tilson Thomas (1:15)
  17. 17 Medley from Porgy and Bess - Michael Tilson Thomas (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Gershwin Primary Artist, Track Performer
Leonard Bernstein Conductor
Cleo Laine Track Performer
John Williams [composer] Track Performer
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Track Performer
Jean-Pierre Rampal Flute, Track Performer
New York Philharmonic Track Performer
Robbie Buchanan Synthesizer
Michel Colombier Synthesizer, Conductor
George Gaffney Piano
Harold Jones Drums
Randy Kerber Synthesizer
Sarah Vaughan Piano, Track Performer
Andy Simpkins Bass
Michael Tilson Thomas Piano, Conductor, Track Performer
John Williams Guitar
Zubin Mehta Conductor
Michael Thomas Track Performer
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Laurie Holloway Producer
Michel Colombier Arranger
Ira Gershwin Composer
Steve Gray Arranger
Andrew Kazdin Producer
Marty Paich Arranger
John McClure Producer
Thomas Mowrey Producer
John Williams Producer
Bob Felsenstein Cover Design
Kay Swift Liner Notes
Steven Epstein Producer
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