So, What Should Gershwin Sound Like?

Legato or quick, jazzy and electric? Is there an overall “Gershwin” sound for Gershwin?

Listen to Ross Gorman’s opening glissando and his “laughing” clarinet in the original Paul Whiteman Orchestra performance. That wasn’t in the score, but George liked this improvisation so much he said keep it in. Haven’t heard that laughing clarinet since.