Miles Davis – Porgy And Bess (VG+)
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Porgy and Bess is a timeless classic, an album released by jazz icon Miles Davis in 1959. It is an adaptation of George Gershwin's opera of the same name, and the record showcases Davis' immense talent as a trumpeter, composer and arranger. The album is a stunning display of musicality, from the lush orchestral arrangements to the soulful solo trumpet passages.
The album begins with a beautiful rendition of the title track, 'Porgy and Bess'. Davis' improvisations are graceful and emotive, a perfect introduction to the album. This is followed by the classic 'Summertime', with its swinging groove and Davis' signature trumpet lines. There are also several original compositions by Davis, including 'Bess, You Is My Woman Now' and 'I Loves You, Porgy'. These pieces demonstrate his remarkable compositional skills, creating works that are both complex and accessible.
The album is filled with performances of tremendous skill and beauty. The rhythms are tight, the arrangements are lush, and Davis' trumpet playing is breathtaking. Throughout the album, he displays an unparalleled ability to capture the mood and emotion of each piece.
The album has a timeless quality, as if it has been passed down through generations. Its beauty and complexity make it an essential addition to any jazz collection. With Porgy and Bess, Miles Davis has created a masterpiece, a record that will remain a classic for years to come.
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A1 The Buzzard Song
A2 Bess, You Is My Woman Now
A4 Gone, Gone, Gone
A6 Bess, Oh Where'S My Bess
B1 Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)
B2 Fishermen, Strawberry, And Devil Crab
B3 My Man'S Gone Now
B4 It Ain'T Necessarily So
B5 Here Come De Honey Man
B6 I Love You, Porgy
B7 There'S A Boat That'S Leaving Soon For New York