Gershwin Among Friends – Linn Maxwell Keller (CD) George and Ira Gershwin

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A terrific cross-over album of Gershwin standards.

 

Every label that specializes in American music, at one time or other, does an album devoted to the music of George Gershwin; trying to come up with a disc that is unusual and interesting is the challenge. As the title suggests, all the musicians on this album are friends; the instrumentalists are all members of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. Just as George Gershwin was himself a product of diverse cultural influences, so his songs represent a variety of musical forms, styles and mediums. The collection on this disc spans the entire creative period of Gershwin’s life, from The Real American Folk Song (written in 1918, and his first collaboration with his brother Ira) to the songs for the 1938 movie “The Goldwyn Follies,” Love Walked In, I Love To Rhyme, and Our Love is Here to Stay, which were released after the composer’s sudden death. Gershwin’s friendships and alliances are evident in the songs as well. There are eight songs written for Fred Astaire and-or Ginger Rogers, two songs from the Broadway musical “Girl Crazy,” (notable for the fact that the show was the Broadway debut of Ethel Merman and featured a pit Orchestra that included the likes of Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey and Benny Goodman), and further selections which feature Linn Maxwell Keller with the musicians as well as the musicians alone.

 

Contents:

 

George Gershwin, composer

By Strauss

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

I Got Rhythm

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

S’Wonderful

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

Slap That Bass

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

It Ain’t Necessarily So

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

The Real American Folk Song

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

Prelude No. 1

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

Prelude No. 2

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

Prelude No. 3

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

Funny Face

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

Love Walked In

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

Promenade

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

They All Laughed

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

I Love To Rhyme

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

Three Quarter Blues

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

Someone to Watch Over Me

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

Our Love Is Here to Stay

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

But Not For Me

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

They Can’t Take That Away

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

 

George Gershwin, composer

O Lawd, I’m on My Way

Linn Maxwell Keller, mezzo, Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, Bill Vits, drums

Additional information

Composer

George Gershwin

Lyricist

Ira Gershwin

Type

CDR

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