Written in 1930 by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, for the musical “Girl Crazy”; soon became a jazz standard.
Performed here by Stéphane Grappelli and Yehudi Menuhin.
The classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin and the jazz musician Stéphane Grappelli collaborated between 1973 and 1983, on six LPs of semi-improvised jazz duets of popular songs. The albums were called: Jealousy, Fascinatin’ Rhythm, Tea for Two, Strictly for the Birds, Top Hat and For All Seasons.
Yehudi Menuhin has been acclaimed as one of the greatest and best-loved classical violinists of the 20th century, as well as an outstanding educator, humanitarian and citizen of the world. Stéphane Grappelli has long been an iconic figure in the jazz world, largely through his partnership with the gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and their participation during the 1930s in the Quintet of the Hot Club of France.
These two very different violinists first came together to appear on a TV show in the UK on Christmas Day 1971. Despite their initial doubts about the collaboration, the partnership blossomed and the two men became close friends as well as musical colleagues.
Obtained from https://www.ccvichapel.org/post/i-got-rhythm-gershwin