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Miles Davis, Porgy and Bess

Audio CD

Disk ID: 178919

Disk length: 50m 55s (13 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1958

Label: Unknown

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“Porgy and Bess” Tracks & Durations

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

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Review

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

Other Versions

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Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 50m 55s

Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 50m 56s (+0m 1s)

Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 50m 57s (+0m 2s)

Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 51m 1s (+0m 6s)

Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess

Tracks: 15 (+2 tracks), Disk length: 58m 58s (+8m 3s)

Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess

Tracks: 20 (+7 tracks), Disk length: 1h 18m 23s (+27m 28s)