Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM, Unsealed) - AudioSoundMusic
Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM, Unsealed) - AudioSoundMusic
Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM, Unsealed) - AudioSoundMusic
Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM, Unsealed) - AudioSoundMusic

Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM, Unsealed)

Unsealed vinyl
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RARITY - Unsealed 

Miles Davis – trumpet, flugelhorn [click here to see more vinyl featuring Miles Davis]

Paul Chambers – bass [click here to see more vinyl featuring Paul Chambers]

Philly Joe Jones – drums (A1, A3-C1, C3, D3-4) [click here to see more vinyl featuring Philly Joe Jones]

Jimmy Cobb – drums (A2, C2, D1-2) [click here to see other vinyl featuring Jimmy Cobb]

Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Johnny Coles and Louis Mucci – trumpet

Dick Hixon, Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland and Joe Bennett – trombone

Willie Ruff, Julius Watkins and Gunther Schuller – horn

Bill Barber – tuba

Phil Bodner, Jerome Richardson and Romeo Penque – flute, alto flute & clarinet

Cannonball Adderley – alto saxophone [click here to see more vinyl featuring Cannonball Adderley]

Danny Bank – alto flute, bass flute & bass clarinet

Gil Evans – arranger & conductor [click here to see more vinyl featuring Gil Evans]

George Gershwin - composer


2 LPs, gatefold sleeve

Limited to 4,000 numbered copies

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

Gain 2™ Ultra Analog

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 45RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Columbia

Recorded July 22 & 29 and August 4 & 18 1958 at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City

Engineered by Ray Moore

Produced by Cal Lampley, Teo Macero

Remastered by Krieg Wunderlich

Originally released in 1959

Reissued in 2020



Side A:

  1. The Buzzard Song
  2. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
  3. Gone


Side B:

  1. Gone, Gone, Gone
  2. Summertime
  3. Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess


Side C:

  1. Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)
  2. Fisherman, Strawberry and Devil Crab
  3. My Man's Gone Now

Side D:

  1. It Ain't Necessarily So
  2. Here Come De Honey Man
  3. I Loves You Porgy
  4. There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York



TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal


Reviews :

"Tomes are available annotating the importance of this recording. The musical and social impact of Miles Davis, his collaborative efforts with Gil Evans, and in particular their reinvention of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess are indeed profound. However, the most efficient method of extricating the rhetoric and opining is to experience the recording. Few other musical teams would have had the ability to remain true to the undiluted spirit and multifaceted nuance of this epic work. However, no other musical teams were Miles Davis and Gil Evans. It was Evans' intimate knowledge of the composition as well as the performer that allowed him to so definitively capture the essence of both. The four dates needed to complete work on Porgy and Bess include contributions from several members of his most recent musical aggregate: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (alto sax), Paul Chambers (bass), and Jimmy Cobb (drums). Although the focus and emphasis is squarely on Davis throughout, the contributions of the quartet on "Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)," "I Loves You, Porgy," and "There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York" are immeasurable. They provide a delicate balance in style and, under the direction of Evans, incorporate much of the same energy and intonation here as they did to their post-bop recordings. There is infinitely more happening on Porgy and Bess, however, with much of the evidence existing in the subtle significance of the hauntingly lyrical passages from Danny Banks' (alto flute) solos, which commence on "Fishermen, Strawberry and Devil Crab." Or the emotive bass and tuba duet that runs throughout "Buzzard Song." The impeccable digital remastering and subsequent reissue -- which likewise applies to the Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings box set -- only magnifies the refulgence of Porgy and Bess. Likewise, two previously unissued performances have been appended to the original baker's dozen. No observation or collection of American jazz can be deemed complete without this recording." AllMusic Review by Lindsay Planer

Mo-Fi's Miles reissues keep coming. Porgy and Bess another atmospheric Miles-Gil Evans collaboration dropped early 2020. While all of these Miles albums are musically significant and many are sonically excellent on both original pressings and on these reissues, the biggest sonic surprise was how much better the reissued quintet (Shorter, Hancock, Carter, Williams) recordings sound compared to the originals. Whatever happened in the original mastering has been vastly improved on Nefertiti, Miles in the Sky and Filles De Kilimanjaro. If you have originals and think, you're covered, you're not! Get these while you can.” Michael Fremer, Analog Planet


Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.


Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4,51 / 5

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