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Porgy and Bess


Download links and information about Porgy and Bess by Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass. This album was released in 1976 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 41:58 minutes.

Artist: Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass
Release date: 1976
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 10
Duration: 41:58
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No. Title Length
1. Summertime 4:26
2. Bess, You Is My Woman 3:39
3. My Man's Gone Now 3:08
4. It Ain't Necessarily So 3:30
5. I Loves You, Porgy 6:29
6. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' 3:04
7. Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess 5:33
8. They Pass By Singin' 2:34
9. There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York 3:55
10. Strawberry Woman 5:40



This is a strange duet album (a Pablo LP reissued on CD in the OJC series). For a set of ten melodies taken from George Gershwin's famous Porgy and Bess, Joe Pass sticks to acoustic guitar while the great pianist Oscar Peterson for the first and only time in his career records exclusively on the clavichord, an instrument from the 1600s that preceded the piano. The clavichord comes across as a mix between a harpsichord and a primitive stringed instrument, and apparently, it cannot be played all that fast. The results are novel at first but rather limited on the whole, making one wonder whose bright idea this was.