Porgy And Bess ([Japan 1999 SACD-ISO)

DiscoPorgy And Bess ([Japan 1999 SACD-ISO)
Year1958 [1999]
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Original folder name: Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess (1958) [Japan 1999] (SACD-ISO)
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Miles Davis - Porgy & Bess - Sony Japan (SME) SRGS 4518 (1999)
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Recorded 1958. This remaster by Mark Wilder
Tomes are available annotating the importance of this recording. The musical & social impact of Miles Davis, his collaborative efforts with Gil Evans, & in particular their reinvention of George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess are indeed profound. However, the most efficient method of extricating the rhetoric & opining is to experience the recording. Few other musical teams would have had the ability to remain true to the undiluted spirit & multifaceted nuance of this epic work. However, no other musical teams were Miles Davis & Gil Evans. It was Evans' intimate knowledge of the composition as well as the performer that allowed him to so definitively capture the essence of both. The 4 dates needed to complete work on Porgy & Bess include contributions from several members of his most recent musical aggregate: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (alto sax), Paul Chambers (bass), & Jimmy Cobb (drums). Although the focus & emphasis is squarely on Davis throughout, the contributions of the quartet on "Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)," "I Loves You, Porgy," & "There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York" are immeasurable. They provide a delicate balance in style &, under the direction of Evans, incorporate much of the same energy & intonation here as they did to their post-bop recordings. There is infinitely more happening on Porgy & 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 & Devil Crab." Or the emotive bass & tuba duet that runs throughout "Buzzard Song." The impeccable digital remastering & subsequent reissue -- which likewise applies to the Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings box set -- only magnifies the refulgence of Porgy & Bess. Likewise, 2 previously unissued performances have been appended to the original baker's dozen. No observation or collection of American jazz can be deemed complete without this recording.


01. The Buzzard Song
02. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
03. Gone (Gil Evans)
04. Gone, Gone, Gone
05. Summertime
06. Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?
07. Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)
08. Fisherman, Strawberry and Devil Crab
09. My Man's Gone Now
10. It Ain't Necessarily So
11. Here Come De Honey Man
12. I Wants to Stay Here (a.k.a. I Loves You, Porgy)
13.There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York

Producers Cal Lampley & Teo Macero


Miles Davis
Bernie Glow
Ernie Royal,
Louis Mucci
Jonny Coles
Joe Bennette
Dick Hixon
Willie Ruff
Julius Watkins
Gunther Schuller
Bill Barber
Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley
Jerome Richardson
Phil Bodner
Romeo Penque
Danny Bank
Paul Chambers
Philly Joe Jones
Jimmy Cobb
Gill Evans (arr./cond..)

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