Album Remarks & Appraisals:
New York Times
Caine's refreshing variations on the classics open up a lot of new possibilities for so-called serious music.
The artistic dialogue of Uri Caine and George Gershwin is long overdue. Now, to the delight of music fans everywhere, Caine has chosen Gershwin's outstanding masterpiece "Rhapsody in Blue" as the core piece of his new interpretations, filling this amazing opus with a fresh spirit featuring jazzy notes, intoxicating rhythms, and even klezmer influences!
Adapter: Uri Caine.
Personnel: Theo Bleckmann, Barbara Walker (vocals); Joyce Hammann (violin); Chris Speed (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Ralph Alessi (trumpet); Uri Caine (piano); Mark Helias (acoustic bass); Jim Black (drums).
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY (12/2012).
Editor: Adrian von Ripka.
Photographers: Carl Van Vechten; Sinje Dillenkofer.
Arranger: Uri Caine.