American composer George Gershwin has been established in the pantheon of great American composers through his compositions and operas. Few music lovers realize that Gershwin only lived a short thirty-eight years. The volume of music he created leads many to believe that he lived much longer. This recording features arrangements of some of Gershwin's most popular symphonic works and highlights many of his best-known songs. Recorded by the endlessly talented United States Army Concert Band, Gershwin contains important works like Summertime, An American in Paris, and Rhapsody in Blue. The United States Army Concert Band has a worldwide reputation for extraordinary musicianship, and this album is no exception. Colonel Thomas Rotondi, Jr. leads the band on this album, a commemorative display of some of America's favorite music. Each track is played beautifully with great attention to detail, just the way George Gershwin wrote them.