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Play George Gerswin
Buddy Defranco, Oscar Peterson
Play George Gerswin
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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This "limited edition" (9,500 copies) reissue of clarinetist DeFranco's 1954 meeting with piano great Peterson is both charmingly mellifluous and slightly dated, in the manner of Charlie Parker's "with strings" recordings....  more »

      
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All Artists: Buddy Defranco, Oscar Peterson
Title: Play George Gerswin
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 7/21/1998
Album Type: Limited Edition
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731455709926

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This "limited edition" (9,500 copies) reissue of clarinetist DeFranco's 1954 meeting with piano great Peterson is both charmingly mellifluous and slightly dated, in the manner of Charlie Parker's "with strings" recordings. (Norman Granz oversaw both.) But by the second cut--a languid workout on "I Was Doing All Right"--the charm wins out. The pair, aided by the likes of Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass, also apply a light once-over to "S'Wonderful," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and other well-chosen melodies from the Gershwin book. The CD adds two alternate takes. --Rickey Wright
 

CD Reviews

'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous!
Mr. S. P. Walsh | 01/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Beautiful renditions of Gershwin standards. Gorgeously warm arrangements and immaculate performances grace this well recorded disk nicely restored by Verve. An almost perfect album."
Beautiful!!
Wendy | Villa Rica, GA United States | 02/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Everything a person would expect from two of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, playing music by one of america's greatest melody writers. De Franco's clarinet sings over Peterson's incredible talent. One of my all-time favorite cds."