Jean-Yves Thibaudet,  
Michael Feinstein

Gershwin Rhapsody: CD


Commemorating the 1924 premiere of Rhapsody in Blue, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet collabs with Michael Feinstein, the ‘one-man encyclopaedia of the Great American Songbook’ to celebrate the magic of Gershwin. Gershwin Rhapsody sees best-loved Gershwin melodies sit alongside world premiere recordings of 4 rediscovered Gershwin songs: ‘Graceful and Elegant’, ‘Dance of the Waves’, ‘Sutton Place’ and ‘Under the Cinnamon Tree’. The album also includes a medley based on Rhapsody in Blue comprising a selection of piano duos, solos and Feinstein vocals featuring the music of George & Ira Gershwin. The two also perform a Gershwin-esque setting of Vincent Youman’s classic tune, ‘Tea for Two’ and the programme rounds off with ‘Jasbo Brown Blues’ from Porgy & Bess. Michael Feinstein and Jean-Yves Thibaudet extensively toured this programme around the US under the title ‘Who Could Ask For Anything More?’ including a date at Carnegie Hall on December 13th.

1.    Rhapsody In Blue
2.    Someone To Watch Over Me
3.    I Got Rhythm
4.    Embraceable You
5.    Sweet & Lowdown
6.    Clap Yo'Hands/Fascinating Rhythm
7.    They Can't Take That Away From Me
8.    The Man I Love/Rhapsody In Blue
9.    Tea For Two
10.    Sleepless Night
11.    Graceful and Elegant
12.    Our Love Is Here To Stay
13.    Dance of the Waves
14.    Rialto Ripples
15.    Sutton Place
16.    Under The Cinnamon Tree
17.    Jasbo Brown Blues

Release date: 23 February, 2024