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Porgy And Bess
Big Band, Modal
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Porgy and Bess (CL 1274) is a studio album by jazz musician Miles Davis, released in March 1959 on Columbia Records. The album features arrangements by Davis and collaborator Gil Evans from George Gershwin's 1935 opera of the same name. The album was recorded in four sessions on July 22, July 29, August 4, and August 18, 1958, at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City.

There is infinitely more happening on Porgy and Bess, however, with much of the evidence existing in the subtle significance of the hauntingly lyrical passages from Danny Banks' (alto flute) solos, which commence on "Fishermen, Strawberry and Devil Crab. Or the emotive bass and tuba duet that runs throughout "Buzzard Song. The impeccable digital remastering and subsequent reissue - which likewise applies to the Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings box set - only magnifies the refulgence of Porgy and Bess

The second collaboration between Miles Davis and Gil Evans, Porgy and Bess, is one such distinctive recording. Davis and Evans’ recasting of the George Gershwin opera was their followup to the magnificent Miles Ahead. Many of that album’s characteristics are also present on Porgy and Bess : lush orchestrations, a wide-range of material between exuberant swingers and tender ballads, and plenty of virtuoso playing by Davis. At the time the album was recorded in the summer of 1958, the trumpeter was leading one of the greatest small-groups in jazz history, with front-line mates John Coltrane and.

Recorded in support of Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time. 4CD set includes concerts recorded in Paris, Copenhagen and Stockholm from original master tapes. 1LP features the concert from Copenhagen and 2LP features the concerts from Paris. In 1958, George Gershwin’s opera Porgy And Bess was very much in vogue. Several jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Collette, and Mundell Lowe had already created their own versions of certain songs. Cal Lampley, George Avakian’s successor, wanted to take advantage of the fact that a film version of the opera was in production. Original issue: Columbia LP CS 8095 on March 9, 1959 Producer: Cal Lampley Engineer: Frank Laico July 22, 1958 (a) Miles Davis (flh); Ernie Royal (tpt); Johnny Coles (tpt); Bernie Glow (tpt); Louis Mucci (tpt); Joe Bennett (tb); Frank Rehak (tb); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Dick Hixon (tb.

Released in 1959, Porgy and Bess is Davis’ second collaborative album with jazz pianist Gil Evans; the first being Miles Ahead in 1957. The album features arrangements from the 1935 opera of the same name by George Gershwin, with additional arrangements by Evans and Davis themselves. This album was essential in jazz’s transition from the bebop of the previous decade, into the modal era that would influence Davis’ next studio effort Kind of Blue. With Porgy and Bess, Davis and Evans would focus on improvised solos that incorporated multiple scales over minimal chord changes

Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). There is more intelligent discussion about integration of style and form here than any text I could name. It translates the brilliantly flawed "Porgy and Bess" into the vernacular of the excessive melodious tone of the early sixties. The genius of Miles Davis' playing here is his capacity to re-interpret both the music and intention of the original pieces into a beautiful dialog that is both reminiscent Gershwin's initial inspiration and voice it as a dialog of desires and inhabitations


1 The Buzzard Song 4:07
2 Bess, You Is My Woman Now 5:10
3 Gone 3:37
4 Gone, Gone, Gone 2:03
5 Summertime 3:17
6 Bess, Oh Where's My Bess 4:28
7 Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus) 4:39
8 Fishermen, Strawberry And Devil Crab 4:06
9 My Man's Gone Now 6:14
10 It Ain't Necessarily So 4:23
11 Here Come De Honey Man 1:18
12 I Loves You, Porgy 3:39
13 There's A Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York 3:23
14 I Loves You, Porgy (Take 1, Second Version) 4:14
15 Gone (Take 4) 3:40

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Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CS 8085 Miles Davis Porgy And Bess ‎(LP, Album) Columbia CS 8085 US 1959
225.147 Miles Davis Porgy And Bess ‎(LP, Album, RE) CBS 225.147 Brazil 1980
CBS 32188, CBS 62108 Miles Davis Porgy And Bess ‎(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS CBS 32188, CBS 62108 Europe Unknown
BPG 62108, 62108, CL 1274 Miles Davis Porgy And Bess ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE) CBS, CBS, CBS BPG 62108, 62108, CL 1274 UK Unknown
SRCS 9704 Miles Davis Porgy And Bess ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) SME Records SRCS 9704 Japan 2000