Gershwin's World

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Gershwin's World
Studio album by Herbie Hancock
Released October 20, 1998[1]
Recorded March - June, 1998
Genre Jazz
Length 1:07:08
Label Verve, Polygram
Producer Herbie Hancock, David Passick
Herbie Hancock chronology
1 + 1
(1997)
Gershwin's World
(1998)
Future2Future
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
All About Jazz (favorable)[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly A−[4]
Warr.org 4/5 stars[5]

Gershwin's World is the forty-second album by Herbie Hancock.

This album featured the songs of George and Ira Gershwin. It features several prominent musicians including Joni Mitchell, Chick Corea, Stevie Wonder, Wayne Shorter, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Track listing[edit]

  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 Necessarily 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, 2nd Movement"
  14. "Embraceable You"

Personnel[edit]

  • Alex Al – bass
  • Toby Appel – viola
  • Cyro Baptista – percussion
  • Kathleen Battle – soprano, vocals
  • Ronnie Bauch – violin
  • Martha Caplin – concert master, violin
  • Terri Lyne Carrington – drums, production assistant
  • James Carter – soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Susannah Chapman – cello
  • Catherine Cho – violin
  • Sarah Clarke – principal viola
  • Stanley Clarke – bass
  • Ira Coleman – bass, production assistant
  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Charles Curtis – cello
  • Nicolas Danielson – violin
  • Marji Danilow – bass
  • Madou Dembelle – djembe
  • Matthew Dine – English horn
  • Massamba Diop – talking drum
  • Karen Dreyfus – viola
  • Jennifer Frautschi – violin
  • Kenny Garrett – alto saxophone
  • Marlon Graves – guitar, mixing, percussion
  • Michael Finn – principal bassoon
  • Brian Greene – oboe
  • Bireyma Guiye – percussion
  • Herbie Hancock – arranger, liner notes, organ, piano
  • Eddie Henderson – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Cynde Iverson – bassoon
  • Gene Jackson – drums
  • Joanna Jenner – violin
  • Renee Jolles – violin Eastman School of Music
  • Chris Komer – horn
  • Bakithi Kumalo – bass, guitar
  • Elizabeth Mann – flute
  • Cheik Mbaye – percussion
  • Melissa Meel – cello
  • Joni Mitchell – vocals
  • Katherine Murdock – viola
  • Charles Neidich – clarinet, E flat clarinet
  • Ahling Neu – viola
  • Donald Palma – principal bass
  • Ellen Payne – violin
  • Todd Phillips – violin
  • Nardo Poy – viola
  • William Purvis – principal horn
  • Richard Rood – violin
  • Eriko Sato – principal violin
  • Wayne Shorter – soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • David Singer – clarinet
  • Mina Smith – cello
  • Clavin Wiersman – violin
  • Peter Winograd – violin
  • Stevie Wonder – arranger, harmonica, vocals
  • Asmira Woodward-Page – violin
  • Eric Wyrick – violin
  • Naoko Tanaka – violin

Credits[edit]

  • David Charles Abell – consultant
  • Robi Banerji – assistant engineer
  • Istvan Banyai – artwork, illustrations
  • Thom Cadley – assistant engineer
  • Dave Darlington – engineer
  • Rob Eaton – audio engineer, engineer
  • Steve Genewick – assistant
  • Clark Germain – audio engineer, engineer
  • Fred Hedemark – assistant engineer
  • Pete Karam – assistant engineer
  • Jimmy Katz – photography, session photographer
  • Theodora Kuslan – release coordinator
  • Ron Martinez – assistant engineer
  • Andreas Meyer – digital editing
  • James Minchin – cover photo, photography
  • Pedro Moreira – assistant, music assistant
  • Melinda Murphy – production coordination
  • Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Darcy Proper – digital editing
  • Rob Rapley – digital editing, engineer
  • Robert Sadin – arranger, audio production, drum programming, liner notes, percussion programming, producer, programming
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Al Schmitt – surround mix
  • Bill Airey Smith – digital editing
  • Jason Stasium – assistant engineer
  • Brett Swain – assistant engineer
  • Bruce Swedien – mixing
  • David Swope – assistant engineer
  • Kayo Teramoto – assistant engineer
  • Camille Tominaro – production coordination
  • Tom Truslow – production coordination
  • Brian Vibberts – mixing
  • Todd Whitelock – audio engineer, engineer
  • Mark Wilder – mastering
  • Robert Zuckerman – session photographer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Herbie Hancock : Discography : Gershwin's World". The Verve Music Group. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Bailey, Michael (2011). "Herbie Hancock | Gershwin's World". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Newsom, Jim (2011). "Gershwin's World - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Woodard, Josef (2011). "Gershwin's World Review | News Reviews and News | EW.com". ew.com. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Herbie Hancock". warr.org. 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2011.