Gershwin On the Air
Featuring Joan Ellison & Mark Flanders, with duo-pianists Jason Aquila & Jodie Ricci
Act I of this retro-radio extravaganza takes you back to George and Ira's Manhattan, with songs that capture the fascinating rhythms of the Gershwins on Broadway. Then fly out to art deco Hollywood, as Act II brings you the beloved tunes the brothers penned for the Silver Screen. Two pianos and four hands add to the fun, and the musical arrangements are as authentic as it gets. Filled with all your favorites, including They Can't Take That Away From Me, Embraceable You, A Foggy Day, I Got Rhythm, 'S Wonderful, The Man I Love, and excerpts from Rhapsody In Blue.
…for aficionados of the popular tunes of the first half of the 20th century and those who enjoy hearing George Gershwin’s brilliant compositions and his brother Ira’s inimitable lyrics performed authentically, this is as close as a modern recording will come. Ellison is to be commended not only for her performance, but also for the scholarship and meticulous research she brings to the project. Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold, Fanfare