George Gershwin (1898 – 1937) was an American composer. He wrote most of his vocal and theatrical works in collaboration with his elder brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin composed both for Broadway and for the classical concert hall. He also wrote popular songs with success.
Many of his compositions have been used on television and in numerous films, and many became jazz standards. The jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald recorded many of the Gershwins' songs on her 1959 Gershwin Songbook (arranged by Nelson Riddle). Countless singers and musicians have recorded Gershwin songs, including Bing Crosby, John Coltrane, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Marni Nixon, Natalie Cole, Nina Simone, John Fahey, and Sting.
The arrangement that I’ve done of this classic prelude features the family of clarinets, The lowest being contrabass clarinets. bass clarinet, alto clarinet, clarinet and the smallest sopranino clarinet. The distinct flavor of jazz can be heard in this prelude. The piece begins with a subdued melody, Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century, George Gershwin
This acoustic piano piece has one of those few beloved melodies which stand out from all the others in history. If I were to use numbers, I would rate the main melody in this piece as one of the top 10 of the last 500 years. It's very familiar and well loved. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century, George Gershwin
This is not just another cover of Summertime but it is the inspiration of my song. It is aimed at what King Cole described as the Lazy Hazy Crazy Days or Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran. A Swing Tsax instrumental which tells the story of Summertime in a new way as we all try to chill out get cool, Instrumental, Corporate, Corp. Pop Easy Listening, George Gershwin
S Wonderful is an all-singing, all-dancing musical celebration of the brilliant and breathtaking music of George & Ira Gershwin - the most successful songwriting team in the history of popular music. ’S Wonderful bursts on-stage in five mini-musicals inspired by real events a thank you song, Male Vocals, Jazz, Cabaret, George Gershwin
The song was introduced by Walter Catlett in the Broadway show, Lady, Be Good! starring Fred Astaire and Adele Astaire. It ran for 330 performances in its original Broadway run. This includes scat singing which was very popular at that time. Male Vocals, Jazz, Cabaret, George Gershwin
Gershwin - Someone to Watch Over Me. Fun, playful piano solo, great for romantic drama, romantic comedy, dancing or dinner party, piano bar, club or lounge. 1940s 1950s 1960s films to add authenticity. Instrumental, Jazz, Lounge Jazz, George Gershwin
"Oh, Lady be Good!" is a 1924 (see 1924 in music) song by George and Ira Gershwin. The song was introduced by Walter Catlett in the Broadway show, Lady, Be Good!, written by Guy Bolton, Fred Thompson, and the Gershwin brothers, starring Fred Astaire and Adele Astaire. It ran for 330 performances. Male Vocals, Jazz, Cabaret, George Gershwin
Arrangement of Gerswhin's Rhapsody in Blue into cool walk style. Rhapsody in Blue is a musical composition by George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band written in 1924. It captured the blues struggling to get out of the bottle of life and live live live they are still trying to be free. Instrumental, Americana, Americana, George Gershwin
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