Gershwin's World

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Gershwin's World
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 20, 1998 [1]
RecordedMarchJune, 1998
Genre Jazz
Label Verve, Polygram
Producer Robert Sadin
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Professional ratings
Review scores
All About Jazz (favorable) [2]
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Entertainment Weekly A− [4]
Tom Hull B [5]
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Gershwin's World is a thirty-seventh studio album by the American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock.


It contains songs written by George and Ira Gershwin, and their contemporaries. It features several prominent musicians, including Joni Mitchell, Kathleen Battle, Stevie Wonder, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, James Carter, Cyro Baptista, Kenny Garrett, Stanley Clarke, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Track listing

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



  • David Charles Abell – consultant
  • Robi Banerji – assistant engineer
  • Istvan Banyai – artwork, illustrations
  • Thom Cadley – assistant engineer
  • Dave Darlington – engineer
  • Rob Eaton – audio engineer, engineer
  • Steve Genewick – assistant
  • Clark Germain – audio engineer, engineer
  • Fred Hedemark – assistant engineer
  • Pete Karam – assistant engineer
  • Jimmy Katz – photography, session photographer
  • Theodora Kuslan – release coordinator
  • Ron Martinez – assistant engineer
  • Andreas Meyer – digital editing
  • James Minchin – cover photo, photography
  • Pedro Moreira – assistant, music assistant
  • Melinda Murphy – production coordination
  • Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Darcy Proper – digital editing
  • Rob Rapley – digital editing, engineer
  • Robert Sadin – arranger, audio production, drum programming, liner notes, percussion programming, producer, programming
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Al Schmitt – surround mix
  • Bill Airey Smith – digital editing
  • Jason Stasium – assistant engineer
  • Brett Swain – assistant engineer
  • Rich Breen - tracking engineer (Cottontail)
  • Bruce Swedien – mixing
  • David Swope – assistant engineer
  • Kayo Teramoto – assistant engineer
  • Camille Tominaro – production coordination
  • Tom Truslow – production coordination
  • Brian Vibberts – mixing
  • Todd Whitelock – audio engineer, engineer
  • Mark Wilder – mastering
  • Robert Zuckerman – session photographer

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