Jazz piano master Herbie Hancock set out to mark the 100th anniversary of George Gershwin's birth with this excellent collection. The music comprises Gershwin's own works together with pieces that would have inspired him, from classical composer Ravel to stride piano legend James P Johnson.
Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, James Carter and Kenny Garret all make contributions. But it is the prescence of Stevie Wonder and Joni Mitchell that really make this a special occasion.
Stevie's distinctive chromatic harmonica in particular is all over some of the best tracks. And Joni Mitchell comes over all chanteuse!
For me the highlights are Ravel's Concerto For Piano And Orchestra In G, Mitchell and Wonder's take on Summertime, and the funky version of WC Handy's St Louis Blues.
Well worth checking out.