The Legacy of George Gershwin
The United States Army Field Band proudly presents the fifth in a series of concert band recordings honoring the lives and music of individuals who have made significant contributions to the concert repertoire and to music education. Truly a pioneer in his field, George Gershwin drew from European classical music, American popular music, and jazz to form a unique style that would come to define American music. In spite of a relatively short career, many of this songs and compositions remain among the most beloved of all time. This album explores his original compositions and the legacy he left behind.