Porgy & Bess

Artist: Miles Davis
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143493386
Cat No: NOT2CD338

£5.99

Jazz musicians are noted for having long careers. But most fade in and out of fashion and popularity. Certainly, few have been as influential during their career as Miles Dewey Davis. Between taking up the trumpet in his early years just before World War II and his death in 1991, his destiny was to be a musical leader. Recorded in July and August 1958 in New York, ‘Porgy And Bess’ took as its basis the famous Gershwin musical, and saw arranger Gil Evans taking a modal approach to arrangement, turning away from the complex chord changes of bebop. The result was one of Miles’s best-selling albums, and arguably the best of Davis and Evans’ joint projects alongside ‘Sketches Of Spain’. 

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CD 1: Porgy And Bess

1. Buzzard Song (4:07)
2. Bess, You Is My Woman Now (5:10)
3. Gone (3:37)
4. Gone, Gone, Gone (2:03)
5. Summertime (3:17)
6. Oh Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess (4:28)
7. Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus) (4:39)
8. Fishermen, Strawberry And Devil Crab (4:05)
9. My Man’s Gone Now (6:14)
10.It Ain’t Necessarily So (4:23)
11.Here Come De Honey Man (1:18)
12.I Loves You, Porgy (3:39)
13.There’s A Boat That’s Leaving Soon For New York (3:23)

CD 2: Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet

1. Just Squeeze Me (But Don’t Tease Me) (7:32)
2. There Is No Greater Love (5:23)
3. How Am I To Know? (4:44)
4. S’Posin’ (5:19)
5. The Theme (5:54)
6. Stablemates (5:21)

Blue Haze

7. I’ll Remember April (7:54)
8. Four (4:03)
9. Old Devil Moon (3:25)
10. Smooch (3:06)
11. Blue Haze (6:12)
12. When Lights Are Low (3:28)
13. Tune-Up (3:55)
14. Miles Ahead (4:31)