Monday, November 26, 2012

Miles Davis' "Porgy and Bess" Vinyl (Mono)


The second of the three albums by Miles Davis and Gil Evans.  Regarding the big band, it melts under the direction of Evans, and Miles sort of pulls the orchestra with him, not against him.  Based on the opera by George Gershwin, this is an reflective piece of work, that grooves but also gives room for introspection.  A beautiful multi-textured layered work that in parts reminds me of Miles great score to Louis Malle's film "Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud."  Did Miles Davis ever, like, failed?

French 45rpm record cover


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