Prolonged Gratification Award: Gershwin's World
It's a classic in my World. I never go more than a month without listening to it, and everytime I get it from the rack, I have to listen to it at least 2 or 3 times. Simply perfect. Herbie Hancock is way up there for me, but the cast in this Gershwin's World is a perfect dream come true: Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Kathleen Battle, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, James Carter, Kenny Garrett, Eddie Henderson, and Ira Coleman. Kneel, and worship!