BIll Potts (arr, cond), Charlie Shavers, Harry Edison, Art Farmer, Bernie Glow (tp), Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb), Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak (tb), Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Sol Schlinger (saxes), Bill Evans (p), Herbie Powell (g), George Duvivier (b), Charles Persip (d)
Reference: FSRCD 663
Bar code: 8427328606639
New crisp and restored Stereo in 24-Bit HQ Sound to be enjoyed as never before.
24-page illustrated booklet with pictures from the sessions. Includes original liner notes and discography.
Music that will endure, played with all the skill, passion and imagination that great jazz musicians can bring to bear on it. These are but two of the basic factors which make THE JAZZ SOUL OF PORGY AND BESS one of the finest jazz albums ever made. Just as crucial was a third the superb work of arranger Bill Potts, which established him as a major figure in the field of arranging for jazz orchestra. Add to all that a score that includes the top songs written by George and Ira Gershwin for this classic musical.
The result was itself a multifaceted classic, a faithful translation to the language of big band jazz of the emotional rollercoaster of love and tragedy set to music by the Gershwins, brought to dramatic life by one of the finest groups of jazz ever assembled under one roof for a recording session.
01. Summertime 5:26
02. A Woman Is a Sometime Thing 2:19
03. My Mans Gone Now 4:09
04. It Takes a Long Pull to Get Here 2:42
05. I Got Plenty o Nuttin 3:25
06. Bess, You Is My Woman 5:16
07. It Aint Necessarily So 3:13
08. Medley: 5:13
- Minor Themes
- Honey Man
- Crab Man
09. I Loves You, Porgy 3:12
10. Clara, Clara 3:37
11. Theres a Boat Dats Leavin Soon for New York 3:23
12. Oh Bess, Oh, Wheres My Bess 4:38
13. Oh Lawd, Im on My Way 3:21
All compositions by George Gershwin.
Music conducted, orchestrated & arranged by Bill Potts.
Tracks #1-13, previously issued as a limited edition 12" album
United Artists UAL 4032. Later reissued as WWR 3517
Charlie Shavers, Harry Edison, Bernie Glow, Art Farmer, Markie Makowitz (tp), Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb), Frank Rehak, Earl Swope, Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Rod Levitt (b-tb), Phil Woods, Gene Quill (as), Zoot Sims, Al Cohn (ts), Sol Schlinger (bs), Bill Evans (p), Herbie Powell (g), George Duvivier (b), Charlie Persip (d).
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, January 13, 14 & 15, 1959
Original recordings produced by Jack Lewis.
Executive producer: Max E. Youngstein.
Recording engineer: Roy Hall
Photos by Laurence N. Shustak
This CD release produced by Jordi Pujol
Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered