The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess

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The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
Studio album by Modern Jazz Quartet
Released 1965
Recorded July 23 & 26, 1964 and April 26, 1965
RCA Webster Hall, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 32:51
Label Atlantic 1440
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun
Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
Collaboration
(1964)
The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
(1964-65)
Jazz Dialogue
(1965)
Milt Jackson chronology
Collaboration
(1964)
The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
(1964-65)
Jazz 'n' Samba
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess is an album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet performing the score to George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess recorded in 1964-65 and released on the Atlantic label.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review stated "The Modern Jazz Quartet is alive and well in this effort, thoroughly brewing with overbearing optimism. Lavish in orchestration, shining with dexterity, it is no wonder that it is rare to find such a group that can emulate George Gershwin's work with such spontaneity and prowess".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by George Gershwin

  1. "Summertime" - 5:38
  2. "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" - 5:37
  3. "My Man's Gone Now" - 7:20
  4. "I Loves You, Porgy" - 3:21
  5. "It Ain't Necessarily So" - 6:23
  6. "Oh Bess, O Where's My Bess" - 4:14
  7. "There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York" - 4:18

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Haney, S. M. Allmusic Review accessed May 30, 2012
  2. ^ Modern Jazz Quartet discography accessed May 30, 2012