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HERBIE HANCOCK GERSHWIN’S WORLD

This video promotes "Gershwin's World" for Verve Records. It is the forty-second album by Herbie Hancock and features Chick Corea, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Wayne Shorter, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Gershwin's birth.

JUST AS I AM — BILL WITHERS

A personal portrait of the artist with an un-compromised personal vision. Produced for Sony/BMG this film has a nostalgic tinge, as it suggests how unusual it would be today for a brilliant young singer-songwriter to emerge so purely on a major label. It avoids the clichés attached to soul music in the ‘60s, and reveals how his songs crossed over to mass appeal because of its directness and simplicity. By now, of course, we’re immune to what a great song “Ain’t No Sunshine” really is. As Mr. Withers notes in the film, it’s a rare expression of a man’s romantic disappointment.