Mancini - Music for Peter Gunn / Gershwin by Grofe | Harmonia Mundi HMX290767778

Mancini - Music for Peter Gunn / Gershwin by Grofe

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMX290767778

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 8th January 2016

Contents

Works

Gershwin, George

George White's Scandals of 1924
» I'll build a stairway to paradise
» Somebody loves me
I Got Rhythm Variations
Lady be good!
» Fascinatin' rhythm
» The Man I Love
Porgy and Bess
» Summertime
Rhapsody in Blue
Tip-Toes
» Sweet and Low-Down
» That certain feeling
Yankee Doodle Blues

Mancini, Henry

Peter Gunn (score)

Artists

Lincoln Mayorga (piano)
Al Gallodoro (saxophone, clarinet)
Harmonie Ensemble New York

Conductor

Steven Richman

Works

Gershwin, George

George White's Scandals of 1924
» I'll build a stairway to paradise
» Somebody loves me
I Got Rhythm Variations
Lady be good!
» Fascinatin' rhythm
» The Man I Love
Porgy and Bess
» Summertime
Rhapsody in Blue
Tip-Toes
» Sweet and Low-Down
» That certain feeling
Yankee Doodle Blues

Mancini, Henry

Peter Gunn (score)

Artists

Lincoln Mayorga (piano)
Al Gallodoro (saxophone, clarinet)
Harmonie Ensemble New York

Conductor

Steven Richman

About

Grammy-nominated Steven Richman and the sensational Harmonie Ensemble New York recreate Henry Mancini’s trend-setting jazz score for 'Peter Gunn' and revive the original orchestrations of George Gershwin favourites, including 'Rhapsody in Blue' made by the composer and by Ferde Grofé in the 1920s and 1930s.

In 'Music for Peter Gunn', alongside ace old-school improvisers Lew Soloff [trumpet] and Lew Tabackin [sax], they place their own stamp on these iconic orchestrations in the first recording since Henry Mancini's own in 1958.

"This disc takes you back to the interwar years, when George Gershwin was breaking out of Tin Pan alley. Pianist Lincoln Mayorga and the Harmonie ensemble of New York under Steven Richman present Gershwin's own orchestrations, plus seven by Ferde Grofé. It's wonderful, too, to hear the great reedman Al Gallodoro, who died in 2008." - ***** Tully Potter, Daily Mail, 26 March 2010

"This disc would be worth buying for the Rhapsody alone, but we also get original Paul Whiteman Orchestra versions of Gershwin standards, and the composer’s own orchestration of the quirky, underrated “I Got Rhythm” Variations. Playing and direction are faultless, with marvellous piano playing from Lincoln Mayorga. As a novelty bonus, one track is duplicated, recorded on a 1909 Edison wax cylinder." - Feelgood CD of the Month, TheArtsDesk.com, May 2010

"This is the most consistently pleasing recording I’ve heard this year, with Mayorga, Gallodoro and Richman coming over as formidable Gershwin exponents. Oh, and if you think you’ve already got as many versions of Rhapsody in Blue as your credit card can handle, think again." - International Record Review, July / August 2010

Peter Gunn Track Listing:
1. Peter Gunn Theme
2. Sorta Blue
3. The Brothers Go to Mother's
4. Dreamsville
5. Session at Pete's Pad
6. Soft Sounds
7. Fallout
8. The Floater
9. Slow and Easy
10. A Profound Gass
11. Brief and Breezy
12. My Manne Shelly
13. Blue Steel
14. Blues for Mother's
15. Spook
16. Peter Gunn Theme (Reprise)

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