Barbara Hendricks, Tribute to Gershwin in Paris

L'Olympia 2001

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Barbara Hendricks — Soprano
Terreon Gully — Percussionist
Ira Coleman — Double bassist
Geoffrey Keezer — Pianist (arrangements for piano and orchestra)
André Villéger — Saxophonist
Orchestre Guildhall Strings
Paul Bateman

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One of the most internationally-celebrated American sopranos pays tribute to one of the most brilliant American composers of the 20th century. Filmed live at Paris’s Olympia, Barbara Hendricks’s concert recital presents some of George Gershwin’s most memorable and groundbreaking compositions, including selections from his opera Porgy and Bess, whose blues- and jazz-infused music tells a captivating tale of African American life in a format that took on prejudice and challenged societal norms. Hendricks shares the stage with jazz trio, saxophone, piano, and string orchestra under the direction of Paul Bateman.

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Directed by:
Benjamin Bleton alias Karl More
Venue: Olympia Hall (Paris, France)
Production date: 2003
Recording date: 2001
Duration: 1 h 41 min
Production: © Babsan Production, Karl More Productions France
Resolution: Full HD