George Gershwin fired up the New York music scene with his melange of alluring tunes and refinement of the jazz vibe. His Strike up the Band Overture opened a flashy Broadway hit and, inspired by a train ride, the composer heard his masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue as a "musical kaleidoscope of America". Promenade was reconstructed from a 1937 film score. Acclaimed as a "bold, gutsy performance with plenty of pizzazz" and with "impressive brilliance and depth".
1) Rhapsody in Blue
2) Strike Up the Band Overture - Orion Weiss/Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
3) Promenade - John Fullam/Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
4) Catfish Row