DON STIERNBERG & JOHN CARLINI – By George
It’s all Gershwin. It’s all instrumental. It’s all acoustic. With “By George” virtuoso Don Stiernberg and stellar guitarist John Carlini show what those instruments can do in the right hands.
Don and John initially set forth George’s melodies as written, then engage in playful improvisation while being ever respectful of the musical integrity built into the original manuscripts. Their renditions are modern, yet with an eye toward a time when Gershwinesque chordal excursions were new.