Porgy and Bess is a studio album by jazz vocalist and trumpeter Louis Armstrong and singer Ella Fitzgeraldreleased on Verve Records in A Woman Is A Sometime Thing - Samuel Goldwyn - Porgy And Bess third and final of the pair's albums for the label, it is a suite of selections from the George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess. Orchestral arrangements are by Russell Garciawho had previously arranged the jazz vocal recording The Complete Porgy and Bess.
Ina big-budget film version produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed Heureux Le Marin Qui Nage - Julien Clerc - Voici Julien Clerc Preminger arrived in theaters.
To coincide with the film, many jazz and vocal versions of the work were produced on recordsthis one and the celebrated Miles Davis and Gil Evans collaboration among them.
The double album was released in both mono and stereo, and on compact disc in Given the nature of A Woman Is A Sometime Thing - Samuel Goldwyn - Porgy And Bess work, only five tracks feature vocals by both Armstrong and Fitzgerald.
Init was awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame Awarda special achievement prize established in to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old, and that have "qualitative or historical significance.
The AllMusic review of the album claimed "What's really great about the Ella and Louis version is Ella, who handles each aria with disarming delicacy, clarion intensity, or usually a blend of both Pops sounds like he really savored each duet, and his trumpet work — not a whole lot of it, because this is not a trumpeter's opera — is characteristically good as gold. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ella FitzgeraldLouis Armstrong. Retrieved June 28, Porgy and Bess.
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