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Porgy & Bess Box set, Double CD, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (25 Jan. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set, Double CD, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Not Now Music
  • ASIN: B0030Y10RK
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,247 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By os TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Feb. 2012
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This is a great value set. The main attraction is the lovely 'Porgy and Bess', one of the few examples in jazz where a soloist sounds comfortable with a large orchestra. This is largely down to the arrangements created by Gil Evans, allowing Miles a suitable foundation on which to play his solos but never being intrusive or ever glutinous.The music is uniformly excellent ( some quibble that the orchestra is a little under prepared),Miles plays with precision and passion,and whenever the opportunity presents itself, he always something memorable to say on his horn.Tracks like 'Summertime','There's a Boat Leaving Soon for New York' and 'My Man's Gone Now ' show just how well Miles could play in a tight ensemble environment-disciplined but still able be creative.

The additional albums 'Miles:The New Miles Davis Quintet' (1955) and 'Blue Haze' are great small band recordings-highly enjoyable and sounding full of ideas and emotion. Personnel include John Coltrane,Philly Joe Jones ,Max Roach and Charles Mingus to name but a few. The music is genial straight ahead jazz- in the way of the Davis sound of albums yet to come like 'Steamin'and 'Relaxin' -consisting of a mixture of ballads, show tunes and the occasional up-tempo stomper. These two albums show the kind of sound Miles was working towards-distinctive melodies but with plenty of room for the soloists, where the mood was often melancholic and thoughtful but with a few fireworks on occasion to get the pulse racing.

A great package then - sound quality excellent and the music first rate. What greater recommendation can there be!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D J F on 21 Aug. 2013
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One of the quintessential Miles Davis and Gil Evans collaborations at the bargain price of 49p - and with a second CD thrown in for free featuring Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet in their first album together and the older Blue Haze. Despite being second hand from Zoverstocks this arrived in superb condition and really is a steal at this price for supremely cool music - Miles on top form. The gem however is the lead title displaying the classic 1950's quintet accompanied by orchestral backing. This album is so relaxing it is untrue. A masterwork.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bs on 11 Feb. 2013
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Originally bought this from a friend at school just after it was first released. The only problem was that it had a bad scratch, now I have a great scratch free recording. the music remains superb and timeless. there are also some quintet bonus tracks, all in all, a great deal. Delivered very quickly as always.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aubert Pereira on 14 Jan. 2014
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very poor recording summer time was flat and the notes were repetitious more of a mournful tone throughout and boring
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By Bo Andersen on 3 Oct. 2013
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Cut the words - Brilliant music. Brilliant mastering. Miles Davis gets a treatment that will make this a testemony in musical history.
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