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Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess

 (Mono)


Label:

Columbia

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
ACOL 40757
UPC: 887654075710
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Category:

180 Gram Vinyl Record



180 Gram LP
$24.98

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180-gram mono pressing by RTI

The historic reinterpretation of Gershwin with arranger Gil Evans

Miles' and Gil Evans' legendary interpretation of the Gershwin opera, originally released in 1958 on the Columbia label, a division of Sony Entertainment. Take George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess," add Miles Davis and arranger Gil Evans, and what do you get? A classic jazz album that — despite the fact that the material has been rendered almost overly familiar due to countless interpretations — still sounds remarkably fresh four decades after its initial release. Miles' soft yet piercing trumpet style is perfectly suited to Gershwin's melancholy melodies, Evans' musical direction of his 18-piece orchestra is impeccable, and their version of "Summertime" may well be the finest ever waxed. Davis and Evans teamed up for several recordings after this one (including the landmark Sketches of Spain), but "Porgy & Bess" still stands as one of their most successful collaborations. 



1. The Buzzard Song
2. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
3. Gone
4. Gone, Gone, Gone
5. Summertime
6. Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess
7. Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)
8. Fisherman, Strawberry and Devil Crab
9. My Man's Gone Now
10. It Ain't Necessarily So
11. Here Come De Honey Man
12. I Loves You Porgy
13. There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York

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