“10, by George: Jazz stylings of ‘Rhapsody In Blue’ and 9 other familiar compositions of George Gershwin.”
Ted Rosenthal returns to the Berkshires for a special one-time performance of George Gershwin material, as part of the City of Pittsfield’s “10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival.” Throughout the festival’s 10 days, various organizations present a broad array of concerts, plays, and other performances with a “10” theme. In deference to the Festival, this program is named “10, by George.”
A virtuoso interpreter and presenter of jazz and crossover music, Ted has 15 CDs to his name, including “Rhapsody in Gershwin”, which provides the foundation for the concert. In reviewing this album, Kevin Whitehead of NPR said, “Rosenthal gets Gershwin’s sensibility (with) a classical pianist’s reverence for the material and a jazz musician's way of running off of it.” Of the band, he adds, “these players really make the Rhapsody their own and make it modern again.” The CD reached #1 in jazz album sales at iTunes and Amazon....