By George (album)

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RecordedFebruary 27, 1987
StudioBerkeley, California
Genre Jazz
Label Contemporary
C 14030
Producer Richard Bock
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By George (subtitled George Cables Plays the Music of George Gershwin) is an album of George Gershwin tunes by pianist George Cables recorded in 1987 and released on the Contemporary label. [1] [2] The album was Cable's third for the label and released in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Gershwin's death. [3]



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Scott Yanow of AllMusic said "The fact that he was able to come up with fresh statements on these warhorses (and still stay melodic) says a great deal about Cables's inventiveness." [4] The Penguin Guide to Jazz wrote that the album was "richly sophisticated, and the solo performances of 'Embraceable You' and 'Someone to Watch over Me' are excellent examples of his innate rhythmic sense."

Track listing

All compositions by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin except as indicated

  1. "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" – 7:26
  2. "My Man's Gone Now" (George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) – 7:31
  3. "I Got Rhythm" – 4:36
  4. "Embraceable You" – 6:51
  5. "Someone to Watch over Me" – 7:06
  6. "A Foggy Day" – 5:53
  7. "Summertime" (Gershwin, Heyward) – 4:55 Bonus track on CD reissue


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  2. Carnovale, N. George Gershwin: A Bio-bibliography, Greenwood Publishing, 2000
  3. Concord Music Group: George Cables, accessed March 29, 2016
  4. 1 2 Yanow, Scott. By George – Review at AllMusic . Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  5. Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 215. ISBN   978-0-141-03401-0.