About the album
With this, my latest album celebrating the timeless melodies of one of America’s and the world’s greatest composers, I have the chance to showcase it all - classical, blues, jazz, Latin, and folk music! This is the legacy of George Gershwin who continues to inspire musicians of every persuasion and instrument - and of course, me.
Nobody made music more accessible than the great Gershwin. To this day – and for all time – his music resonates with and relates to people of every culture and walk of life. No other composer brings together such diverse cultures and musical forms, blending art and entertainment, while connecting artists and listeners in ways that effortlessly transcend generational divides and perspectives.
It is a great honor and pleasure to reinterpret some of George Gershwin’s most celebrated compositions and in ways that I hope highlight his incomparable genius, while presenting them in fresh and imaginative styles.
Truly, we will never say “goodbye” to this greatest of 20th century composers. As this recording makes clear - Our Love is Here to Stay!
Now that the 30 year Anniversary of Criss Cross is a fact, interviews keep coming in with labelowner and producer Gerry Teekens, a man who breaths jazz music. It is unique in itself, -says music critic Ton Ouwehand who interviewed Teekens in Dutch paper De Stentor- that the label has focused for 30 years on jazz music alone and no other genres. This focus comes from Teekens and what he ...