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Gershwin: We Got Rhythm - a Gershwin Songbook


Download links and information about Gershwin: We Got Rhythm - a Gershwin Songbook by André Previn / Andre Previn, David Finck. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:10:59 minutes.

Artist: André Previn / Andre Previn, David Finck
Release date: 1998
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:10:59
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No. Title Length
1. Shall We Dance: They All Laughed 3:15
2. Oh, Kay!: Someone to Watch Over Me 4:59
3. Oh, Lady, Be Good: Oh, Lady, Be Good 4:15
4. A Damsel in Distress: A Foggy Day 5:47
5. Strike Up the Band: Do It Again - Soon 5:33
6. Girl Crazy: I Got Rhythm 5:09
7. Girl Crazy: Embraceable You 4:52
8. Funny Face: He Loves, She Loves / Our Love Is Here to Stay 6:49
9. Lady, Be Good: Fascinating Rhythm 3:31
10. Pardon My English: Isn't It a Pity 4:39
11. Girl Crazy: Boy What Love Has Done to Me - I've Got a Crush On You 4:27
12. Goldwyn Follies: Love Walked In 6:00
13. Lady Be Good: The Man I Love 5:21
14. Funny Face: 'S Wonderful 6:22



André Previn moves seamlessly from the world of classical music to jazz and film, but on this occasion, the pianist covers 14 gems from the vast repertoire of George Gershwin. Well accompanied by bassist David Finck, Previn faces the same challenge every jazz musician must address: finding new paths through Gershwin's frequently recorded masterpieces. Previn uses a train-like bassline substitution to open and close a rollicking take of "They All Laughed," while the pianist is more laid-back in the bluesy treatment of "Oh, Lady Be Good" to better feature Finck initially. Previn's modification of "I Got Rhythm" provides some added dissonance. The haunting setting of the ballad "The Man I Love" suggests an added degree of melancholy. While this session was released on a classical label, Deutsche Grammophon, something that always seems to confuse record-label marketing departments, music store personnel, and consumers as well, it is very much a jazz date and a fine effort by André Previn and David Finck.