CD Gershwin Collection (CD 1216564), Audio Other
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Gershwin Collection

  • 1. Oh, Lady Be Good
    2. I've Got a Crush on You
    3. Foggy Day, A
    4. Summertime
    5. Soon
    6. Who Cares?
    7. Someone to Watch Over Me
    8. Somebody Loves Me
    9. How Long Has This Been Going On
    10. They Can't Take That Away from Me
    11. I've Got Rhythm
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2042

  • Credits
    ProducerAlastair Robertson
    EngineerChris Dibble; Marsten Bailey

    Personnel: Spike Robinson (tenor saxophone); David Randall, Ian MacKinnon, Godfrey Salmon, George French, Patrick Halling, Alan Merrick, James Archer, Laurie Lewis, Robin Williams (violin); George Robertson, Tony Harris (viola); Cathy Giles (cello); Brian Lemon (piano); Len Skeat (bass instrument); Allan Ganley (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Alastair Robertson.
    Recording information: Lansdowne Studio, London, England (10/20/1987/10/21/1987).
    Photographers: Peter Symes; Alastair Robertson.
    The mellow-toned tenor Spike Robinson performs ten veteran George Gershwin songs on this release from the Scottish Hep label. Four selections find Spike accompanied by a 12-piece string section, while the other six numbers are by his British quartet with pianist Brian Lemon, bassist Len Skeat and drummer Allan Ganley. While the majority of the tunes are taken as slow ballads, there are also cooking versions of "Lady Be Good" and "I've Got Rhythm." Straight-ahead jazz collectors will find virtually every Spike Robinson recording worth acquiring. ~ Scott Yanow

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