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Format: CD
Sku: 61703322
UPC: 602498610060
UPC 14: 00602498610060
Release Date: 11/9/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Overture (Fascinating Rhythm) ~ Herbie Hancock
2. It Ain't Necessarily So ~ Herbie Hancock
3. Man I Love, The ~ Herbie Hancock
4. Here Come De Honey Man ~ Herbie Hancock
5. St. Louis Blues - (with Stevie Wonder) ~ Herbie Hancock
6. Lullaby ~ Herbie Hancock
7. Blueberry Rhyme ~ Herbie Hancock
8. It Ain't Necessarily So (Interlude) ~ Herbie Hancock
9. Cotton Tail ~ Herbie Hancock
10. Summertime ~ Herbie Hancock
11. My Man's Gone Now ~ Herbie Hancock
12. Prelude In C# Minor ~ Herbie Hancock
13. Concerto For Piano And Orchestra In G, 2nd Movement (Ravel) ~ Herbie Hancock
14. Embraceable You ~ Herbie Hancock

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote GERSHWIN'S WORLD won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual Or Group. "St. Louis Blues" won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s).
Muze PNote Personnel: Herbie Hancock (piano, organ); Stevie Wonder (vocals, harmonica); Joni Mitchell, Kathleen Battle (vocals); Bakithi Kumalo (guitar, bass instrument); Marlon Graves (guitar, percussion); Charles Curtis (cello); James Carter , Wayne Shorter (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone); Eddie Henderson (trumpet); Chick Corea (piano); Ira Coleman, Alex Al (bass instrument); Terri Lyne Carrington (drums); Massamba Diop (talking drum); Madou Dembelle (djembe); Cyro Baptista, Bireyma Guiye, Cheik Mbaye (percussion); Robert Sadin (programming); Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Robert Sadin.
Muze PNote The epitome of a 20th Century musician, Herbie Hancock has always traversed wildly divergent stylistic paths, finding his way easily into jazz, funk, fusion, dance-pop and more. His ability to make valid individual statements in all these genres is part of what makes his compositions and performances so rich. So it doesn't seem at all incongrous for Hancock to interpret the work of George Gershwin, redefining much of the Gershwin canon in the process (with assistance from some world-class compatriots). Hancock's stated aim for GERSHWIN'S WORLD is to get inside the pieces, illustrating their essence rather than knocking off rote versions of these standards. Towards that end, "St. Louis Blues" is transmogrified by the soulful vocals and funky chromatic harmonica of Stevie Wonder; "It Ain't Necessarily So" becomes an ominous, angular jazz vamp, with saxmen James Carter and Kenny Garret trading arch, sly interjections. Another genre-buster, Joni Mitchell, makes a case for a potential career as a jazz vocalist via her performance on "The Man I Love" and "Summertime."

Producer: Robert Sadin

Engineer: Rob Eaton; Clark Germain; Todd Whitelock

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Chick Corea
Muze Guest Artist James Carter
Muze Guest Artist Joni Mitchell
Muze Guest Artist Kathleen Battle
Muze Guest Artist Wayne Shorter
Muze Guest Artist Kenny Garrett
Muze Guest Artist Stevie Wonder
Muze Guest Artist Eddie Henderson

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits Of The 80's
Muze Music Compilations Twist Of Jobim
Muze Music Compilations Soul Sauce!
Muze Music Compilations Gershwin's World
Muze Music Compilations Disco Dance
Muze Music Compilations Soul Hits Of 80s
Muze Music Compilations Pieta
Muze Music Compilations Man Alive
Muze Music Compilations Givin It Up
Muze Music Compilations Awake
Muze Music Compilations Essential Jaco Pastorius
Muze Music Compilations Goin Home:tribute To Fats Domingo
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music: 80's
Muze Music Compilations Jazz Roots
Muze Music Compilations Jazz:smithsonian Anthology
Muze Music Compilations Impressions
Muze Music Compilations Desfado
Muze Music Compilations Icon:best Of Blue Note

Associated Artists and Works

Brown, James
Corea, Chick
Ears, Rabbit
Elias, Eliane
Elias, Eliane (Piano)
Eric Dolphy Quintet
Green, Grant
Hampton, Lionel
Heath, Albert "Tootie"
Jones, Quincy
Mandingo (Latin)
McBride, Christian
Original Soundtrack
Rabbit Ears
Hancock Island: The Music Of Herbie Hancock ~ White, Lenny

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/09/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1998
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 9861006
Music Label Name Label : Verve
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Multi
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602498610060

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (10/9/98, p.85)
- "...Herbie Hancock's striking tribute runs deeper and wider than most, clearly revealing Gershwin's cross-stylistic imprint, from jazz to pop to classical...a feat Hancock is familiar with--and adding snippets of Ellingtonia and other seminal jazz references for historical resonance..." - Rating: A-

The Wire (1/99, pp.51-2)
- "...the album works, mainly because old rogue Hancock is copping the latest trends injazz rhythm....Hancock is totally at ease...playing pleasantly clanging chords, his sophisticated timing and dissonance signalling a pert intelligence..."

Rap Pages (5/99, p.146)
- 4 (out of 5)
- "...Hancock has always been one to do what he wants're liable to find Hancock stretching out in just about every direction you can think of..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Hancock,Herbie
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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