Porgy & Bess (Mundell Lowe album)

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Porgy & Bess
Porgy & Bess (Mundell Lowe album).jpg
Studio album by Mundell Lowe and his All Stars
Released 1958
Recorded July 16 & 17 and October 3, 1958
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 32:49
Label RCA Camden
CAL-490
Mundell Lowe chronology
A Grand Night for Swinging
(1957)A Grand Night for Swinging1957
Porgy & Bess
(1958)
TV Action Jazz!
(1959)TV Action Jazz!1959

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.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

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".[2]

Track listing[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mundell Lowe discography accessed August 22, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 22, 2012