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Gershwin by Grofé, Original Orchestrations & Arrangements; Mancini: Music for Peter Gunn ()

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This Harmonia Mundi double album combines two earlier releases by the Harmonie Ensemble New York and its director, Steven Richman; these musicians specialize in American crossover music of the 20th century. It's one of those cases where, even beyond the monetary benefit, the pair is better than the individual releases. Henry Mancini's music for Peter Gunn has a rightfully famous theme, but much of the score is pretty generic jazz. Mancini benefits, however, from juxtaposition with Gershwin, who was certainly one of his ...

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  1. I Got Rhythm, song (from Girl Crazy, 1930)
  2. Yankee Doodle Rhythm, song (from Strike Up the Band)
  3. That Certain Feeling, song (from Tip-Toes, musical)
  4. Somebody Loves Me, song (from George White's Scandals of 1924, revue)
  5. Sweet and Low-Down, song (from Tip-Toes, musical)
  6. I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise, song (from George White's Scandals of 1922)
  7. The Man I Love, song (from Strike Up the Band, 1st version; orig. composed for Lady, Be Good!)
  8. Fascinating Rhythm: Variations, arranged for solo piano (after Gershwin)
  9. Summertime, song (from Porgy and Bess, opera)
  10. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & jazz band
  11. Peter Gunn, television score
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Gershwin by Grofé, Original Orchestrations & Arrangements; Mancini: Music for Peter Gunn
2016, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 093046767723

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