Porgy and Bess

~ Release by Miles Davis with orchestra under the direction of Gil Evans (see all versions of this release, 13 available)

Annotation

Notes

Recording location: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY, USA
Label: Columbia
Formation: Miles Davis with the Gil Evans Orchestra

#3-4, 9:
July 22, 1958

Miles Davis (flh); Ernie Royal (tpt); Johnny Coles (tpt); Bernie Glow (tpt); Louis Mucci (tpt); Joe Bennett (tb); Frank Rehak (tb); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Dick Hixon (tb); Willie Ruff (frh); Julius Watkins (frh); Gunther Schuller (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); Romeo Penque (fl, alto fl, cl); Phil Bodner (fl, alto fl, cl); Danny Bank (alto fl, bcl); Paul Chambers (b); Philly Joe Jones (d); Gil Evans (arr, cond)

#2, #8, #10-11:
July 29, 1958
Same as #3-4, 9 but:

  • Miles Davis additionally plays trumpet
  • Jimmy Cobb (d) replaces Philly Joe Jones

#1, #5-7:
August 4, 1958
Same as #3-4, 9 but:

  • Jerome Richardson (fl, alto fl, cl) replaces Phil Bodner
  • Jimmy Cobb (d) replaces Philly Joe Jones

#12:
August 18, 1958
Same as #3-4, 9 but:

  • Miles Davis additionally plays trumpet
  • Omit Johnny Coles
  • Jerome Richardson (fl, alto fl, cl) replaces Phil Bodner
  • Jimmy Cobb (d) replaces Philly Joe Jones
Annotation last modified on 2008-01-02 21:21 UTC.

Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 The Buzzard Song
4:07
A2 Bess, You Is My Woman Now
5:12
A3 Gone
3:39
A4 Gone, Gone, Gone
2:03
A5 Summertime
3:19
A6 Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess
4:28
B1 Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)
4:40
B2 Fisherman, Strawberry and Devil Crab
4:07
B3 My Man’s Gone Now
6:13
B4 It Ain't Necessarily So
4:23
B5 Here Come de Honey Man
1:12
B6 I Loves You, Porgy
4:07
B7 There’s a Boat That’s Leaving Soon for New York
3:24

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

trumpet:
Johnny Coles (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Bernie Glow (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Louis Mucci (trumpetist) (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Ernie Royal (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Johnny Coles (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Bernie Glow (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Louis Mucci (trumpetist) (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Ernie Royal (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Johnny Coles (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Bernie Glow (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Louis Mucci (trumpetist) (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Ernie Royal (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Johnny Coles (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Bernie Glow (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Louis Mucci (trumpetist) (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Ernie Royal (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Johnny Coles (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
Bernie Glow (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
Louis Mucci (trumpetist) (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
Ernie Royal (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
drums:
Philly Joe Jones (US jazz drummer) (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Jimmy Cobb (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks B4, B6)
Philly Joe Jones (US jazz drummer) (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3, B6)
Jimmy Cobb (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Jimmy Cobb (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Philly Joe Jones (US jazz drummer) (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Jimmy Cobb (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
Philly Joe Jones (US jazz drummer) (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
flute:
Phil Bodner (Woodwind player) (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Romeo Penque (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Phil Bodner (Woodwind player) (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4)
Romeo Penque (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Jerome Richardson (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (track B6)
Phil Bodner (Woodwind player) (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Romeo Penque (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Romeo Penque (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Jerome Richardson (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Romeo Penque (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
Jerome Richardson (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
bass:
Paul Chambers (US jazz bassist) (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Paul Chambers (US jazz bassist) (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Paul Chambers (US jazz bassist) (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Paul Chambers (US jazz bassist) (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Paul Chambers (US jazz bassist) (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
alto saxophone:
Cannonball Adderley (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Cannonball Adderley (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Cannonball Adderley (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Cannonball Adderley (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Cannonball Adderley (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
bass clarinet:
Danny Bank (saxophone) (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Danny Bank (saxophone) (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Danny Bank (saxophone) (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Danny Bank (saxophone) (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Danny Bank (saxophone) (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
bass trombone:
Dick Nixon (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Dick Hixson (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Dick Nixon (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Dick Hixson (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Dick Nixon (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Dick Hixson (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Dick Nixon (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Dick Hixson (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Dick Nixon (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
Dick Hixson (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
trombone:
Joe Bennett (trombonist) (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Jimmy Cleveland (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Frank Rehak (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Joe Bennett (trombonist) (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Jimmy Cleveland (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Frank Rehak (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Joe Bennett (trombonist) (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Jimmy Cleveland (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Frank Rehak (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Joe Bennett (trombonist) (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Jimmy Cleveland (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Frank Rehak (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Joe Bennett (trombonist) (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
Jimmy Cleveland (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
Frank Rehak (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
French horn:
Willie Ruff (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Gunther Schuller (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Julius Watkins (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Willie Ruff (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Gunther Schuller (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Julius Watkins (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Willie Ruff (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Gunther Schuller (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Julius Watkins (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Willie Ruff (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Gunther Schuller (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Julius Watkins (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Willie Ruff (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
Gunther Schuller (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
Julius Watkins (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
flugelhorn:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
arranger:
Gil Evans (tracks A1–B7)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (tracks A5, B3–B4, B6)
Gil Evans (track A3)
conductor:
Gil Evans (1958-07-22) (track A4)
Gil Evans (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
Gil Evans (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
Gil Evans (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
Gil Evans (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (tracks A5, B3–B4, B6)
DuBose Heyward (tracks A5, B3–B4, B6)
orchestrator:
Alexander Courage (track B6)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (track A5)
Warner/Chappell (track A5)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track B6)
Ira Gershwin Music (1935) (track A5)
WB Music Corp. (1935) (track A5)
was commissioned by:
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track B4)
recorded at:
CBS 30th Street Studio in New York, New York, United States (1958-07-22) (track A4)
CBS 30th Street Studio in New York, New York, United States (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (tracks A3, B3–B4, B6)
CBS 30th Street Studio in New York, New York, United States (1958-07-29) (tracks A2, B2, B5)
CBS 30th Street Studio in New York, New York, United States (1958-08-04) (tracks A1, A6–B1)
CBS 30th Street Studio in New York, New York, United States (1958-08-18) (tracks A5, B7)
remasters:
Bess, You Is My Woman Now (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis (track A2)
Buzzard Song (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis (track A1)
Gone (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis (track A3)
Gone, Gone, Gone (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis (track A4)
Here Come de Honey Man (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis (track B5)
I Loves You, Porgy (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis (track B6)
It Ain’t Necessarily So (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis (track B4)
My Man’s Gone Now (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis (track B3)
Oh Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis (track A6)
Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus) (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis (track B1)
Summertime (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis (track A5)
arrangements:
instrumental cover recording of:
I Loves You, Porgy (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (track B6)
It Ain't Necessarily So (Porgy and Bess) (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (track B4)
My Man’s Gone Now (aria from Porgy and Bess, use this for non-opera or instrumental recordings) (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (track B3)
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (1958-08-18) (track A5)
is the basis for:
Doin’ Time (track A5)
Summertime (track A5)
The Bones of You (track A5)
later translated parody versions:
Tschibuti (track A5)
later translated versions:
Kumm hoit mi Porgy (track B6)
Sommartid (track A5)
Summa is (track A5)
later versions:
It Ain't Necessarily So (from 'Porgy and Bess') (arrangement for 48 violas) (track B4)
part of:
Porgy and Bess: Act I (tracks A5, B3)
recording of:
Gone (Gil Evans composition) (1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18) (track A3)

Release

remastered versions: Porgy and Bess by Miles Davis
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/606389 [info]