Herbie Hancock - Gershwin's World


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Total download size: 3.10GB Total play length: 1:07:22

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Perhaps the most ambitious of album tributes to George Gershwin on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth, Gershwin's World earns its title by encompassing not only jazz versions of key pop songs from his catalog and a version (with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra) of his Prelude in C-Sharp Minor but also reminding us of the composer's sources in everything from Ellington, W.C. Handy, and stride pianist James P. Johnson to Ravel. Those four are represented by versions of key pieces that affected Gershwin, in a bid to place his achievement in a context that is often discussed but perhaps too little listened to. This is an album that could have been a massive, pretentious failure; instead, with the likes of Wayne Shorter and a nearly unrecognizably torchy Joni Mitchell on hand, it's as close to a triumph as this type of thing reaches.

1. Overture (Fascinating Rhythm)
2. It Ain't Necessarily So
3. The Man I Love
4. Here Come De Honey Man
5. St. Louis Blues
6. Lullaby
7. Blueberry Rhyme
8. It Ain't Necessarly So (Interlude)
9. Cotton Tail
10. Summertime
11. My Man's Gone Now
12. Prelude In C# Minor
13. Concerto For Piano And Orchestra In G, Second Movement
14. Embraceable You

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