John Wilson Orchestra

Gershwin in Hollywood

6 May 2016

Barcode: 0825646493739

Composer: George Gershwin
Other participants: Louise Dearman, Matthew Ford

Following their extraordinary debut at the BBC Proms in 2009, John Wilson and his hand-picked orchestra have established a well-earned reputation as THE modern interpreters of the Hollywood musical, regularly garnering rave reviews for their live performances at the Proms and around the UK, as well as their recordings since signing an exclusive contract with this label in early 2011. For this next release, Warner Classics is proud to present Gershwin in Hollywood, recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, at the culmination of this extraordinary orchestra’s sell-out UK tour in 2015. It includes well-known Gershwin favourites of the American Songbook, such as How Long Has This Been Going On?, The Man I Love, ’S Wonderful and They Can’t Take That Away From Me, as well as rarely recorded gems like Slap That Bass, Treat Me Rough, and the majestic orchestral Overture from the film Rhapsody in Blue. With superb vocals from regular JWO guests Matt Ford and Louise Dearman, and the rich orchestral sound so evocative of Hollywood’s Golden Age, all under the direction of John Wilson, this album captures the thrilling atmosphere of a night to remember.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Gershwin / Arr Heindorf: Rhapsody in Blue: Overture [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
02 Gershwin / Arr Oliver & Stordahl: Girl Crazy: Treat Me Rough [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
03 Gershwin / Arr Salinger: Girl Crazy: But Not for Me [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
04 Gershwin / Arr Green: Shall We Dance: Slap That Bass [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
05 Gershwin / Arr Salinger: The Barkleys of Broadway: They Can't Take That Away from Me [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
06 Gershwin / Arr Arnaud & Salinger: Strike Up the Band: Strike Up the Band [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
07 Gershwin / Arr Salinger: Funny Face: Funny Face [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
08 Gershwin / Arr Salinger: Funny Face: How Long Has This Been Going On [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
09 Gershwin / Arr Courage & Martin: Funny Face: Let's Kiss and Make Up [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
10 Gershwin / Arr Spencer: The Shocking Miss Pilgrim: Aren't You Kind of Glad We Did? [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
11 Gershwin / Arr Gray: Artie Shaw's Symphony in Swing: Oh Lady, Be Good! [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
12 Gershwin / Arr Heindorf: The Helen Morgan Story: The Man I Love [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
13 Gershwin / Arr Salinger & Green: An American in Paris: 'S Wonderful [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
14 Gershwin / Arr Spencer: The Shocking Miss Pilgrim: For You, for Me, for Evermore [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
15 Gershwin / Arr Spencer, Livingstone & Bennett: Shall We Dance: Shall We Dance? [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
16 Gershwin / Arr Hayton: Star!: Someone to Watch Over Me [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 
17 Gershwin / Arr Martin: Funny Face: Clap Yo' Hands [Live]  - The John Wilson Orchestra 

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