Patti Austin Avant Gershwin

Avant Gershwin
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Rendezvous

Entertainment Reviews:

Down Beat - p.70
4 stars out of 5 -- "Austin reveals Ira Gershwin's terrifically timely yet oft-skipped verses and sticks close to George Gershwin's perfectly integrated and detailed melodies."
JazzTimes - p.72
"AVANT-GERSHWIN proves a consistently impressive exercise in seamless collaboration..."


  • 1.Overture / Gershwin Medley
  • Buy for $0.992.I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise
  • Buy for $0.993.Who Cares
  • Buy for $0.994.Funny Face
  • Buy for $0.995.Love Walked In / Love Is Sweeping The Country
  • Buy for $0.996.Swanee
  • 7.Porgy & Bess Medley
  • Buy for $0.998.Lady Be Good

Product Description:

Composers: George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin; Irving Caesar; Buddy DeSylva.
Personnel: Patti Austin (vocals); WDR Big Band.
Anyone with Patti Austin's excellent pipes and the support of a record label could easily have recorded an album of straightforward George Gershwin covers and called it a day, but Austin is not one to play it safe. On AVANT-GERSHWIN she reshapes and reconfigures the old standards in exciting new ways. Her sultry turn on "Love Walked In," with minimal piano accompaniment, uncovers an almost angst-filled facet to the song. With expert backing by the WDR Big Band, she swings "Lady Be Good," "Swanee," and "Who Cares" as hard-bop numbers, replete with inspired scatting.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 881284512324
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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