This compilation focuses on great American songwriters including Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and Richard Rogers.
Personnel: Bob Winter (piano).
Liner Note Author: Max Baade.
Recording information: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (12/16/1992/12/18/1992).
Illustrator: Kim Whitesides.
Translators: Anna Saxon-Forti; Genevieve Haines; Mike Danner.
Arrangers: David Raksin; Jack Mason; Eric Knight; Peter Bodge; Angela Morley; Sid Ramin; Alexander Courage; Richard Hayman; Billy Byers; Billy May.
Unforgettable represents a grand collection of songs by some of America's greatest and most loved writers: Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin. Here they are performed by the prestigious star of light-classical and popular music, The Boston Pops Orchestra, led by John Williams with Bob Winters on piano. Cuts include "Unforgettable," "Satin Doll," "Laura," "Moonlight Serenade," and "Star Dust." Just the hint of these songs' opening strains evoke memories, reminiscences, forgotten moments. As a tribute to their final season together, Williams and his orchestra offer us this American classic crossover release... ~ MusD