Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess

by Joe Henderson
     
 

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In general, Joe Henderson's take on Porgy and Bess meets the high standards of his latter-day records for Verve. Working with arranger Bob Belden and a wonderful combo -- including guitarist John Scofield, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist DaveSee more details below

Overview

In general, Joe Henderson's take on Porgy and Bess meets the high standards of his latter-day records for Verve. Working with arranger Bob Belden and a wonderful combo -- including guitarist John Scofield, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Dave Holland, drummer Jack DeJohnette, trombonist Conrad Herwig and vibraphonist Stefon Harris -- Henderson brings Gershwin's music to life with subtle beauty and grace. Furthermore, he demonstrates his uniqueness -- Henderson's Porgy and Bess may share the same source as Miles Davis' legendary Porgy and Bess, yet it has an original sound, relying less on orchestration than that classic. While this disc is not flawless -- instead of enhancing the music, guest spots from vocalists Chaka Khan and Sting actually stop the momentum, calling attention to themselves -- it nevertheless is another valuable addition to Henderson's catalog.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/2009
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602527104164
catalogNumber:
001312002
Rank:
89579

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Henderson   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Sting   Vocals
Jack DeJohnette   Drums
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Dave Holland   Bass
John Scofield   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Chaka Khan   Vocals
Conrad Herwig   Trombone
Stefon Harris   Vibes

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Bob Belden   Arranger,Musical Director
Joe Henderson   Arranger,Producer
Jim Anderson   Engineer
Ira Gershwin   Composer,Lyricist
Kevin Hays   Arranger
Conrad Herwig   Arranger
Kevin Reeves   Mastering
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Allan Tucker   Mastering
Leanne Ungar   Engineer
Simon Osborne   Engineer
Giulio Turturro   Art Direction
Hollis King   Art Direction
DuBose Heyward   Composer,Lyricist
Samantha Black   Assistant Production Coordination

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