Tracklist

Medium 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Overture (Fascinating Rhythm)
0:55
2 It Ain't Necessarily So
4:47
3 The Man I Love
5:57
4 Here Come de Honey Man
3:59
5 St. Louis Blues
5:50
6 Lullaby
11:03
7 Blueberry Rhyme
3:31
8 It Ain't Necessarily So (interlude)
1:25
9 Cotton Tail
4:44
10 Summertime
4:38
11 My Man's Gone Now
1:56
12 Prelude in C# Minor
4:45
13 Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G, 2nd Movement
9:12
14 Embraceable You
4:39
15 Someone to Watch Over Me
4:38

Credits

Medium 1

cello:
Charles Curtis (track 12)
trumpet:
Eddie Henderson (tracks 2, 4, 8)
talking drum:
Massamba Diop (tracks 1–2)
drums:
Terri Lyne Carrington (tracks 2–3, 5, 9)
soprano saxophone:
James Carter (jazz saxophonist, flautist, bass clarinettist) (track 4)
organ:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (track 5)
guitar:
Marlon Graves (track 4)
Bakithi Kumalo (track 12)
harmonica:
Stevie Wonder (track 5)
bass:
Alex Al (track 5)
Ira Coleman (tracks 2–4, 8–9, 12)
Bakithi Kumalo (track 11)
percussion:
Cyro Baptista (tracks 1, 4, 8, 11–12)
Marlon Graves (track 11)
Breyma Guiye (track 1)
Cheick M'Baye (track 1)
percussion programming:
Robert Sadin (tracks 4, 11)
alto saxophone:
Kenny Garrett (tracks 2, 4, 8)
piano:
Chick Corea (track 7)
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (tracks 1–9, 11–14)
piano and violin arranger:
Jascha Heifetz (tracks 2, 8, 11)
tenor saxophone:
James Carter (jazz saxophonist, flautist, bass clarinettist) (track 2)
Wayne Shorter (US jazz saxophonist and composer) (tracks 3, 9)
djembe:
Madou Dembelle (tracks 1–2)
arranger:
George Gershwin (composer) (track 1)
Joe Lovano (track 14)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (tracks 2, 4, 8, 11)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 9)
George Gershwin (composer) (1919) (track 6)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (tracks 1, 3)
George Gershwin (composer) (1926) (track 12)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (track 14)
Maurice Ravel (classical composer) (1929 – 1931) (track 13)
guest vocals:
Stevie Wonder (track 5)
lyricist:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 9)
Ira Gershwin (track 4)
DuBose Heyward (track 4)
Ira Gershwin (1924) (track 3)
Ira Gershwin (1928) (track 14)
orchestra:
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (US orchestra) (tracks 6, 13)
soprano vocals:
Kathleen Battle (track 12)
vocals:
Joni Mitchell (track 3)
publisher:
New World Company (track 3)
WB Music Corp. (tracks 3, 14)
arrangement of:
Fascinatin' Rhythm (track 1)
arrangements:
Adagio assai from Piano Concerto in G major (for voices and piano, Williams) (track 13)
Preludes for Piano: No. 2. Andante con moto e poco rubato (catch-all for unknown arrangement) (track 12)
Preludes: No. 2. Andante con moto e poco rubato (for guitar, Barbosa-Lima) (track 12)
The Man I Love (for solo piano, transcr. by Percy Grainger) (track 3)
The Man I Love (for piano solo) (track 3)
Three Preludes: No. 2. Andante con moto e poco rubato (for violin and piano, Heifetz) (track 12)
Three Preludes: No. 2. Andante con moto e poco rubato (for clarinet and piano, arr. by James Cohn) (track 12)
instrumental recording of:
Embraceable You (track 14)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Abraçável você (track 14)
Mia zwa (track 3)
later versions:
orchestration of:
Lullaby (for string quartet) (track 6)
orchestrations:
Prelude no. 2 (for violin and orchestra, arr. Lenehan & Kennedy) (track 12)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 3)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 14)
George Gershwin’s Songbook (18 arrangements for solo piano by George Gershwin, 1932) (track 1)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (track 14)
Piano Concerto in G major (movement) (track 13)
Three Preludes (track 12)
recording of:
Cotton Tail (track 9)
Fascinating Rhythm (for piano solo) (track 1)
It Ain't Necessarily So (for piano and violin, arr. Heifetz) (tracks 2, 8)
Lullaby (for string orchestra) (track 6)
Porgy and Bess: My Man's Gone Now (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 11)
St. Louis Blues (track 5)
The Man I Love (track 3)
Three Preludes: No. 2. Andante con moto e poco rubato (original version for piano) (track 12)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (track 5)

Release Group

Wikidata: Q3104367 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Gershwin's World [info]