Porgy and Bess

Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess
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1959 Ratings: #7
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January 1, 1959 / Release Date
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knewnie
70
i havent heard the album yet but i have 2 jokes for if i like it or don't. fill in whichever works with the score i eventually give it

more like POGGY & Bess

vs

more like Porgy & PISS

it's like a choose your own adventure! except not really?
Doublez
89
The History of the Albums - n° 103

Porgy and Bess pt.2 // Miles Bonus

[I invite you to read the first part with Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong's review, as well as my previous reviews on Miles Davis, you'll find the list below, to better understand it]
To sum up, Porgy and Bess is basically a book first adapted to opera by George Gershwin, then taken up by many musicians of all kinds, before reaching the world of jazz from the second half of the 1950s. At the present time, there are ... read more
JustSomeGuy
74
I often see Porgy And Bess being called one of Miles Davis' main greats. It's often called the best of his collaborations with Gil Evans, and I've even seen some argue that it's his first ever masterpiece (which, considering the fact that he released about six albums that are all seen as classics in their own right which all preceded this album, is a plain lie). And, well, I certainly won't argue against any of those people, but this album just isn't as impressive to me as I was hoping.

I ... read more
RyannAlpaca
90
The second time that Miles worked with a big band (this record, the first one being Miles Ahead) is what I consider one of his biggest achievements. This album sounds so cinematographic (which makes a lot of sense, considering that he worked on an OST for a french noir movie short before this), so big and beautiful at the same time.
Although Big Bands are not the type of jazz that I usually listen to the most (I'm more the hard bop, avant-garde and free improvisation type), I've heard some Duke ... read more
YessYessYessYes
100
“Porgy & Bess” Is Easily The First Miles Davis Masterpiece!

The Record Is Easily The Most Gargantuan! The Orchestra Somehow Manages To Beat Out The One Featured On “Miles Ahead” (Which Is A Fantastic Record). Miles’ Solos Are Also At An All Time Best!
He Brings So Much Personality & Almost A Bit Of Swagger To His Pieces.

Miles Davis Truly Brings “Porgy & Bess” To Life On This Project Unlike Anyone I’ve Ever Heard!
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Track List

  1. The Buzzard Song
  2. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
  3. Gone
  4. Gone, Gone, Gone
  5. Summertime
  6. Bess, Oh Where's My Bess
  7. Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)
  8. Fishermen, 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
  14. For New York
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Added on: August 18, 2014