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Unformatted text preview: Jazz History Recording Review Porgy and Bess By: Miles Davis T rack Listing 1. Buzzard Song 2. Bess, You Is My Woman Now 3. Gone 4. Gone, Gone, Gone 5. Summertime 6. Oh Bess, Oh Wheres My Bess 7. Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus) 8. Fisherman, Strawberry, and Devil Crab 9. My Mans Gone Now 10. It Aint Necessarily So 11. Here Come de Honey Man 12. I Wants to Stay Here (aka I Loves You Porgy) 13. There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York 14. I Loves You, Porgy (From Porgy & Bess) 15. Gone (take 4) Questions 1-6(Album) Jazz History Recording Review 1. The album was recorded by Miles Davis & Gil Evans in which they made an arrangement of George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess . It was released as a studio recorded album in 1958, when Davis was at the top of his game. The main contributor to this album was Davis, playing not only t rumpet, but Flugelhorn as well. (I will include a full list of musicians at the end of everything) 2. 1958 seems to be the year when Jazz was at its peak (in that era), with many of todays most revered jazz artists coming from this time period. Davis also did a solo album in 1959 entitled Kind of Blue, which is essentially the backbone of Jazz in this era. Other musicians like Coltrane and Ornette Coleman only helped to put Jazz further into the spotlight. The only way this album could have been taken was with arms wide open. The powerhouse recording studio of Columbia Records was putting good Jazz out like there was no tomorrow, and people were dying for it. was no tomorrow, and people were dying for it....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course COMN ART 327 taught by Professor Gaines during the Fall '07 term at Wisc Green Bay.
- Fall '07