Buzzard Song • Bess,
You Is My Woman Now • Gone •
Gone, Gone, Gone • Summertime •
Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? • Prayer
(Oh, Doctor Jesus) • Fisherman, Strawberry
and Crab • My Man's Gone Now
• It Ain't Necessarily So •
Here Come De Honey Man • I Loves You
Porgy • There's a Boat That's leaving
Soon For New York (54.14)
Terry (t, flh,
vocal on Honey Man); with The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Lindberg (cond.):
(collectively) Danny Barber, Kirk Garrison, Doug Scharf, Art Davis, Art
Hoyle; Brent Turney (t); Scott Bentall, Tim Coffman, Andrew Baker (tb);
Michael Young (btb); Greg Flint, Neil Kimel, Angela De Boer; Christine
John Wojciechowski (as); Larry Combs, Randy Salman (cl, bcl); William
Overton, Jerry Di Muzio (bcl, af); Darlene Drew (af, picf); Kimberly Risinger
(bf, f); Daniel Anderson (bb); Dennis Carroll, Rob Kassinger (b); George
Fludas (d); Gil Evans (arr., except I Loves You, Porgy): Charles Harrison,
III (arr. I Loves You, Porgy only), Evanston, Illinois, November 10,11,2003,
February 23,2004 and NYC, December 18,19,30,2003 (Americana Music 9002)
I would never have believed that anyone could recreate the old original
Gil Evans/Miles Davis masterpiece and make me say that, but I was
filled with wonder and admiration just as soon as I heard the first
few bars of this beautiful recording.
of this music by the Chicago Jazz Orchestra has been done with deep
feeling, much love and understanding. The scores are the same, exactly
so, Gil Evans note for note, but they somehow play them differently,
softer, with more presenceand there is, of course, a notable
improvement in the sound over the old recording due to the advances
in recording technique.
the most lyrical tuba player on there, in danger of stealing the
show every time he plays, but, hand on heart, who could ever get
more lyrical than Clark? Like a bird he soars, he swoops, he whispers,
with all the little bends and slides we love so well. On these recordings
he is tireless, magnificent, soulful and he'll be 84 in December.
Think about that.
There are sounds here that are going to haunt my days
and nights for a very long time.
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