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Porgy and Bess


Download links and information about Porgy and Bess by Joe Henderson. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Jazz, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 53:44 minutes.

Artist: Joe Henderson
Release date: 1997
Genre: Jazz, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 10
Duration: 53:44
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No. Title Length
1. Act I: Introduction - Jasbo Brown Blues 0:55
2. Act I: Summertime (featuring Chaka Khan) 7:16
3. Act I: Here Come de Honeyman / They Pass By Singin' 2:03
4. Act I: My Man's Gone Now 7:01
5. Act II: I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' 6:52
6. Act II: Bess, You Is My Woman Now 5:14
7. Act II: It Ain't Necessarily So 6:26
8. Act II: I Loves You Porgy 4:20
9. Act III: There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York 6:42
10. Act III: Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? 6:55



In general, Joe Henderson's take on Porgy and Bess meets the high standards of his latter-day records for Verve. Working with arranger Bob Belden and a wonderful combo — including guitarist John Scofield, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Dave Holland, drummer Jack DeJohnette, trombonist Conrad Herwig and vibraphonist Stefon Harris — Henderson brings Gershwin's music to life with subtle beauty and grace. Furthermore, he demonstrates his uniqueness — Henderson's Porgy and Bess may share the same source as Miles Davis' legendary Porgy and Bess, yet it has an original sound, relying less on orchestration than that classic. While this disc is not flawless — instead of enhancing the music, guest spots from vocalists Chaka Khan and Sting actually stop the momentum, calling attention to themselves — it nevertheless is another valuable addition to Henderson's catalog.