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Porgy and Bess

George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess has provided jazz players and singers with a host of gorgeous melodies. Drawing on interpretations from Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald to Sidney Bechet, Billie Holiday and Miles Davis, Geoffrey Smith presents an all-star omnibus version of the opera.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Bill Potts

    Summertime

    • The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess.
    • Fresh Sound.
    • 1.
  • Sidney Bechet

    Summertime

    • KEN BURNS JAZZ.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 15.
  • Armstrong, Louis With Ella Fitzgerald

    I've Got Plenty Of Nothin

    • Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong - Porgy and Bess.
    • 5.
  • Stewart-Williams & Co

    It Ain't Necessarily So

    • Porgy and Bess Revisited.
    • CBS.
    • 1.
  • Joe Henderson

    My Man's Gone Now

    • Joe Henderson - Porgy and Bess.
    • Verve.
    • 4.
  • Billie Holiday

    I Loves You Porgy

    • Billie Holiday: The Complete Commodore & Decca Masters.
    • Universal.
    • 1.
  • Armstrong, Louis With Ella Fitzgerald

    Bess You Is My Woman Now

    • Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong - Porgy and Bess.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
    • 7.
  • Miles Davis

    Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess

    • Miles Davis: Porgy and Bess.
    • CBS.
    • 6.
  • Bill Potts

    There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York

    • The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess.
    • Fresh Sound.
    • 11.
  • John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Steve Davis & Elvin Jones

    Summertime

    • My Favourite Things.
    • Rhino.
    • 3.

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