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Porgy and Bess (Mundell Lowe album)

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Released  1958
Porgy & Bess (1958)  TV Action Jazz! (1959)
Release date  1958
Genre  Jazz
Length  32:49
Artist  Mundell Lowe
Label  Sound and Vision
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Recorded  July 16 & 17 and October 3, 1958 New York City
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Porgy & Bess is an album by American jazz guitarist Mundell Lowe and his All Stars featuring their interpretations of the George Gershwin folk opera Porgy and Bess recorded in 1958 for the RCA Camden label.

Contents

Reception

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "Lowe's arrangements are colorful and swinging, doing justice to the music while turning the familiar themes into jazz".

Track listing

All compositions by George Gershwin

  1. "Summertime" - 4:46
  2. "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" - 3:05
  3. "I Loves You, Porgy" - 4:57
  4. "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" - 2:50
  5. "Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?" - 2:18
  6. "Red Headed Woman" - 2:22
  7. "My Man's Gone Now" - 3:24
  8. "It Takes a Long Pull to Get There" - 2:46
  9. "It Ain't Necessarily So" - 3:11
  10. "There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York" - 3:10

Personnel

  • Mundell Lowe - guitar
  • Art Farmer - trumpet (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 6-9)
  • Don Elliott - mellophone, vibraphone (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 6-9)
  • Tony Scott - clarinet, baritone saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 6-9)
  • Ben Webster - tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 6-9)
  • George Duvivier - bass
  • Osie Johnson - drums (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 6-9)
  • Ed Shaughnessy - drums, vibraphone (tracks 3, 5 & 10)
  • Songs

    1Summertime4:47
    2Bless - You Is My Woman3:06
    3I Love You - Porgy4:57

    References

    Porgy & Bess (Mundell Lowe album) Wikipedia


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