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George Gershwin-Part 3: "Porgy And Bess"

Jan 17, 2015

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, January 18 will be “Gershwin-Part 3: Porgy and Bess.”  “Porgy and Bess” really resonated with jazz musicians.  Forty versions of it have been recorded since 1950.  This show will feature music from five versions of the opera by: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Cleo Laine and Ray Charles, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Miles Davis and Gil Evans and Joe Henderson.  Additional artists who will be heard are Johnny Hartman, Herbie Hancock, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Shirley Horn, Lynne Arriale, Bennie Wallace, Nina Simone and Fred Hersch.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the musicians heard on tonight's show.

This Archive of the show sill be available until the morning of January 25, 2015

Here is a version of "Summertime" with Miles Davis and Kenny Garrett with the Quincy Jones Orchestra at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1991.