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Jazz In Paris – Porgy & Bess

CD (Item 487192) Universal (France), 1971 — Condition: Used
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A lost funky version of Porgy & Bess! Forget all the cliches you've ever heard in jazz versions of Gershwin's over-recorded musical – because this totally hip session from 1971 features big band arrangements by Ivan Jullien, a great bandleader who works in a style that's somewhere between Verve sides with Oliver Nelson and the MPS recordings by the Clarke-Boland Big Band. Even more important, though, is the fact that the whole album's dominated by the soulful organ of Eddy Louiss – a vastly overlooked player who's sort of the Larry Young of the European scene of the 60s. Louiss' tone on the record is great – and the whole thing's so masterfully put together that you barely recognize the original material at all, which is why the whole thing sounds so darn fresh! Titles include "My Man's Gone Now", done as if it's been lifted from some blacksploitation soundtrack – plus "There's A Boat Dat's Leavin", "Street Cries", and "Gone Gone Gone".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print.)

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