Wayne Marshall (Piano), Paquito D’Rivera (Clarinet), Andy Miles (Saxophone)
WDR Funkhausorchester Köln
Contents Paquito D’Rivera, Antonio Carlos Jobim: Brazilian Fantasy: No. 1. Corcovado Paquito D’Rivera, Jacob Do Bandolim: Brazilian Fantasy: No. 2. Doce di Coco Paquito D’Rivera, Pixinguinha: Brazilian Fantasy: No. 3. Um a zero Gershwin: Rhapsody No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra Paquito D’Rivera: The elephant and the clown Gershwin: Strike up the band: Ouverture (1927) Gershwin: Girl Crazy: Ouverture (1930) Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing: Ouverture (1931) Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, for Piano and Orcherstra
He was eight years old when he heard the radio broadcast of a Gershwin concert at home in England. That changed his life, Wayne Marshall tells us about fifty years later in a video clip on Westdeutscher Rundfunk. The listening experience that gave his life the perhaps decisive turnaround finally led him to Cologne, as chief conductor of the Funkhausorchester. Among the outstanding documents of his six years with WDR are, almost naturally, productions of great Gershwin works … (Excerpt from the booklet text)
For Wayne Marshall it was time, after ten years of seeking new challenges, to appear internationally as an individual artist, primarily as an organist. This CD is a document of his work with the WDR Funkhausorchester.