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The Piano Rolls, Vol. 2

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    This second volume of George Gershwin’s piano rolls draws from ragtime, early jazz, the blues, and Tin Pan Alley to create a vivid sound portrait of the years between 1916 and 1920. As a teenage song-plugger, Gershwin made his name interpreting these lively tunes, and over 130 of his performances were made into piano rolls. These rare piano rolls were restored and made available digitally for the first time on this recording.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    George Gershwin [aliases Fred Murtha (13), Bert Wynn (14)], piano
    Cliff Hess, piano (10)
    Rudy Erlebach, piano (11)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox November 1992 and February 1993 at The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City

    Art direction and design: John William Costa
    Photographs courtesy of The Bettmann Archive

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Friday, September 15, 1995 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79370

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
40
97
Friday, September 1, 1995 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
George Gershwin
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597937022BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597937060
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

This second volume of George Gershwin’s piano rolls draws from ragtime, early jazz, the blues, and Tin Pan Alley to create a vivid sound portrait of the years between 1916 and 1920. As a teenage song-plugger, Gershwin made his name interpreting these lively tunes, and over 130 of his performances were made into piano rolls. These rare piano rolls were restored and made available digitally for the first time on this recording.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

This second volume of Gershwin’s piano rolls draws from ragtime, early jazz, the blues, and Tin Pan Alley for a vivid sound portrait of the years between 1916 and 1920. As a teenage song-plugger, Gershwin made his name interpreting these lively tunes; over 130 of his performances were made into piano rolls, now restored and made available digitally for the first time on this recording.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
George Gershwin [aliases Fred Murtha (13), Bert Wynn (14)], piano
Cliff Hess, piano (10)
Rudy Erlebach, piano (11)

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox November 1992 and February 1993 at The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City

Art direction and design: John William Costa
Photographs courtesy of The Bettmann Archive