OSCAR PETERSON PLAYS GERSHWIN
by Gerard Garrigan (MGBH)
Lightly skimming over keys
Sprightly, everso brightly
Bringing the world of Gershwin home
Of all who’ve tried you, you alone
Have done so, oh, so masterfully.
Swinging me to and through another world,
A world alive with grace and taste,
Of blues you elegantly gifted me
Placing me where I want to go,
So so full of days of old
Of soul, of wistful whimsy, yes so sweet
Where love and reverie gently meet.