Miles Davis - Porgy & Bess

Miles Davis - Porgy & Bess

Catalogue Code: 716892

Barcode: 5050457168926

Release Date: 23 Jun 2017

Porgy & Bess was first written as an opera in 1934 but was elevated to widespread popularity with the release of the film directed by Otto Preminger in 1959. News that the film was underway inspired several musicians to revisit the score, and whilst there were several attempts by jazz musicians, none had the same kind of appeal or credibility as Miles Davis. Much of the credit for the resulting feel and allure of the album rests with arranger Gil Evans, whose work is of the same importance as the musicians who interpreted his sheets. The end result is one of Miles Davis and jazz music’s most vital albums.

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