The Gershwin album comes to us with a beautiful read (no pun intended) of all these
well known and loved tunes. Jazz musicians have used them well for many years and
in many styles. The Eddie Condon records for Decca in the early 1940's come to mind.
This compact disc can rank up there with the best of them. Nancy Reed needs to be
mentioned for her strong vocal efforts and her feel for the music. She really "sells" each
tune she sings. The instrumenalists are also well atuned to the music. If this particular
CD needs a classification one could call it modern mainstream although who needs
such a description for finally music is either good or bad and this one is very good.