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Porgy and Bess was Miles Davis and Gil Evans’ second conceptual album (they had worked together back in the late 1940s on the celebrated “Birth of the Cool” nonet sessions and would record their first conceptual LP Miles Ahead in 1957). A truly beautiful work, this wasn’t the only jazz version of the celebrated Gershwin folk-opera Porgy and Bess recorded during the period. Along with the Davis-Evans collaboration, the most famous versions included the 1957 LP produced by Norman Granz pairing Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald in a brilliant vocal selection of tunes from the play, and the instrumental LPs by the Oscar Peterson Trio (1959) and the Modern Jazz Quartet (1964). Individual tunes from Porgy and Bess were continually recorded by jazz musicians since its first opening and continue to be recorded to this day. By the time he did this album, Miles had a working sextet with John Coltrane, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Playing mostly flugelhorn and, on a few places, muted trumpet, Miles sounds wonderful on these sides. Evans’ arrangements still sound modern and imaginative, and in many cases – as mentioned in the original liner notes – make clear reference to the play and the lyrics of the songs. On the short “Here Comes the Honey Man”, for instance, which is the chant of a street vendor, he makes excellent use of the then new Stereo technology by making the music start on the left channel, then fulfil the whole aural spectrum and finally make his exit on the right channel, as if the vendor himself was passing in front of us. But these are details, and this LP is a solid work as a whole with every note appearing in its rightful place.

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