- 5 months ago
Playing tracks by
Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Blossom Dearie.
Tonight, we have an all George Gershwin program, nearly entirely from material that I picked up in Paris. First, we will be playing George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, followed by Glenn Miller’s 1942 version of the same piece, then several Gershwin pieces by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Bobbie Jaspar, Blossom Dearie, Jimmy Raney, James Moody, Lucky Thompson and Vanessa Rubin. Then, Gershwin’s Cuban Orchestra by the Pro-Musica Symphony Orchestra of Hamburg, and finally An American in Paris by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.