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Porgy & Bess
Miles Davis, Gil Evans
Porgy & Bess
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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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 ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Miles Davis, Gil Evans
Title: Porgy & Bess
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 3/25/1997
Album Type: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Swing Jazz, Orchestral Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646514122

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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. --Dan Epstein

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David N. (ilikeallmusic) from GADSDEN, AL
Reviewed on 10/4/2015...
One of the best of Miles' great recordings! Released in 1959 same year as Kind of Blue.
AMG Music site rates this a 5.0 out of 5.0! This release has 2 extra tracks, a total of 58 minutes of great music - DN
Barbara M. (Babe) from NEW YORK, NY
Reviewed on 3/10/2007...
A great classic performed by a a great classic. Wonderful CD, and not just for the jazz collector. Miles Davis plays Gershwin as if it were a new work - and indeed it becomes fresh and beautiful once more.