Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess/Sketches Of Spain Import Vinyl 2LP
Miles Davis Porgy And Bess/Sketches Of Spain Import Vinyl 2LP
This 2LP-set from Vinyl Passion gathers the two landmark Miles Davis/Gil Evans collaborative albums Porgy And Bess (1958) and Sketches of Spain (1960) together in one unprecedented vinyl collection.
On what was their second conceptual album together, Miles Davis and British arranger Gil Evans offered up a profound reinterpretation of George Gershwin's famed opera Porgy and Bess. A monumental release in orchestral jazz and arguably the best of their many collaborations, Evans’ adaptation of Gershwin’s score here is a veritable tour de force and although the outing features strong performances from Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Paul Chambers (bass) and Jimmy Cobb (drums), Davis' poignant trumpet playing is the unequivocal star!
Sketches of Spain is the third pairing of Miles Davis and arranger Gil Evans. After hearing a classical version of Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjeuz,” Davis was inspired to use it as the centerpiece to make a new album around. With its emphasis on flamenco, rich orchestration, relaxed tempos and Evans' flawless arrangements, Sketches of Spain is undoubtedly one of the smoothest and most accessible albums of Davis’ brilliant career!
Miles Davis Porgy And Bess/Sketches Of Spain Track Listing:
LP1 - Sketches Of Spain
1. Concierto De Aranjuez
2. Will O' The Wisp
3. The Pan Piper
LP2 - Porgy And Bess
1. The Buzzard Song
2. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
4. Gone, Gone, Gone
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
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