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  CCS SA 33312
  Gershwin - The Gents
  Gershwin: Things Are Looking Up; I Can't Be Bothered Now; Stiff Upper Lip; Sing of spring; The Jolly Tar and the Milkmaid; Foggy Day (in London town); Nice Work If You Can Get It; Rhapsody in Blue (1924); They Can't Take That Away from Me (Shall we Dance - 1937); Fascinating Rhythm (Lady be Good - 1924); Summertime; My Man's Gone Now; It Ain't Necessarily So; O Lawd, I'm on My Way (Porgy and Bess - 1935)

The Gents
Johannette Zomer
Haags Saxophone Quartet
Michel Ponsioen - percussion
Beni Csillag - conductor
Track listing:
  Classical - Vocal
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Review by JJ December 10, 2013 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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Here is how Béni Csillag, head of the group The Gents, presents this well-crafted SACD: “After having recorded English music from the Renaissance, German romantic music and French music from the 20th century, with this new SACD we are exploring the new world of Broadway. Jetse Bremer arranged the last compositions of George Gershwin especially for this combination of soloists, choruses and instruments. I am quite happy that the flexibility and homogeneity of The Gents corresponds well to these songs.” The listener too is quite happy with a most exciting program: seven songs from “A Damsel in Distress” from 1937, the famed “Rhapsody in Blue” from 1924 in a most subtle arrangement for saxophone quartet signed Johan van der Liden, “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” from “Shall We Dance?” from 1937, “Fascinating Rhythm” from “Lady Be Good” from 1924, and four excerpts from “Porgy and Bess” from 1935. The interpretation of The Gents is, once again, of an exemplary delicacy one could easily qualify as essential, even unique in this kind of repertory. Here is an SACD to discover without delay.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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George Gershwin - Porgy & Bess (Suite)
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue