Paolo Fresu (tp), Nguyen Le (g), Antonello Salis (p, Fender Rhodes), Furio Di Castri (b), Roberto Gatto (d), Dhafer Youssef (vcl & oud)
Reference: 74321 951952
Bar code: 743219519528
01. The Buzzard Song 4:61
02. Fishermen, Strawberry And Devil Crab 7:18
03. Gone, Gone, Gone 3:56
04. My Man's Gone Now 7:05
05. I Loves You, Porgy 4:25
06. What You Want Did Bess? 4:19
07. Bess, You Is My Woman Now 6:12
08. Summertime 2:51
09. Oh, Doctor Jesus -Oh, De Lawd Shake De Heavens 4:03
10. Clara, Clara, Don't You Be Downhearted 6:46
11. Oh Bess, Oh, Where's My Bess 4:13
12. Lo, Bess Goin' To The Picnic? 3:43
13. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' 2:18
All tracks written by George & Ira Gershwin, except #8 by Dubose-Heyward.
Paolo Fresu (trumpet), Nguyen Le (guitars), Antonello Salis (piano, Fender Rhodes, fisarmonica), Furio Di Castri (acoustic & electric bass), Roberto Gatto (drums), and Dhafer Youssef (voice & oud).
Recorded & mixed at Studio Esago, Rubiera, Italy, May 10-16, 2002
Recording engineer: Marti Jane Robertson
Mastered by Jean-Pierre Chalbos at La Source Mastering, Paris
Prepared for Release: Henri Laurence
Photography: Ramon Escobosa / Raffaella Cavalieri
Produced by Paolo Fresu
Executive Producer: Daniel Baumgarten
"This is a beautiful album. Paolo Fresu has absorbed the best of Miles and made it his own. Imagine 'Porgy & Bess' a la Miles but recorded not with Gil Evans in the 50's but with Miles lineup circa 'Star People' with added Arabic/North African influence. The result is magnificent slow paced reinterpretations of some well known music. Fresu manages to absorb the best of Miles but remain himself. Highly recommended."
Garry Corbett on Amazon (April 24, 2005)
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