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The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess (1993) [Re-Up]  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at July 15, 2016
The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess (1993) [Re-Up]

The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess (1993)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL, 4:3 (720x576) VBR | 03:03:32 | 6.7 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 320 Kbps | Subs: English, French, Italian, German
Genre: Musical Drama, Film-Opera

Trevor Nunn's acclaimed 1993 production of Dubose Heyward and Ira Gershwin's classic fable of the tragic love affair between crippled Porgy (Willard White) and beautiful but troubled Bess (Cynthia Haymon) was widely acclaimed as one of the definitive stagings of one of America's best-known operas. Nunn restaged his production for a television adaptation commissioned by the BBC, and this video captures the impressive results. Gregg Baker and Damon Evans highlight the supporting cast, and the London Philharmonic (under the direction of Simon Rattle) provide the musical accompaniment.
The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess: Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera

The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess: Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera by Ellen Noonan
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0807837164 , 1469617536 | 440 pages | PDF | 6 MB

Created by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward and sung by generations of black performers, Porgy and Bess has been both embraced and reviled since its debut in 1935. In this comprehensive account, Ellen Noonan examines the opera's long history of invention and reinvention as a barometer of twentieth-century American expectations about race, culture, and the struggle for equality.
Miles Davis - George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (1958, 1987 CD reissue, CBS # 450985 2)

Miles Davis - George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 259 MB | Full Artwork: 81 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: CBS "Jazz Masterpieces" # 450985 2 | Country/Year: Netherlands 1987, 1958
Genre: Jazz | Style: Hard Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Modal

"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…." ~AMG
Oscar Peterson - Plays Porgy And Bess (1959/2015) [24bit/192kHz]

Oscar Peterson - Plays Porgy And Bess (1959/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:57 minutes | 1,86 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

On this 1959 release, one of several albums Oscar Peterson recorded in the 1950s dedicated to specific composers, the pianist performs music from Gershwin's opera Porgy And Bess in a trio configuration, backed by Ray Brown on double bass and drummer Ed Thigpen.
Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess (1958) [Japanese Reissue 1999] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess (1958) [Japanese Reissue 1999]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:33 minutes | Scans included | 1,62 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,11 GB
Roy Haynes Quartet - Live at Porgy and Bess 2013 [HDTV 1080p]

Roy Haynes Quartet - Live at Porgy and Bess 2013 [HDTV 1080p]
AVC, 1920x1080 (16:9), 11.0 Kbps, 25 fps| AAC-LC 128-384 kbps, 2 ch | 00:56:36 | 4.7 GB
Post-bop, Contemporary | Mezzo Live HD | HDTV->MP4

Roy Haynes (a legendary American jazz drummer and bandleader, currently 89) with fellows performs at Porgy and Bess Club, Vienna, Austria, May 12, 2013.

Lena Horne - Jamaica / Porgy and Bess (2003)  

Posted by TmanHome at April 19, 2014
Lena Horne - Jamaica / Porgy and Bess (2003)

Lena Horne - Jamaica / Porgy and Bess (2003)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 88 min | 201 MB
Label: Collectables | Rel: 2003

Actually the cast recording from Lena Horne's triumphant Broadway debut, Jamaica first appeared in 1958; it includes music from Harold Arlen and performances from Ricardo Montelban, Josephine Premice, and Ossie Davis. Porgy and Bess was released the following year; it pairs Horne with Harry Belafonte in a series of duets from the Gershwin musical. Both albums are available as a double-CD set from Collectables.

Joe Henderson - Porgy & Bess (1997) {Verve Originals 2009}  

Posted by Goodspeed at Aug. 24, 2013
Joe Henderson - Porgy & Bess (1997) {Verve Originals 2009}

Joe Henderson - Porgy & Bess (1997) {Verve Originals 2009}
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC (image) | 1 CD | RAR size: 415 MB | scans @ 600dpi | TT 53:50 | 5% recovery | FP/UL
Genre: Jazz | Style: Post-Bop | Release Date: September 16, 1997 | Label: Verve Records | Catalog #: 539 048-2

In general, Joe Henderson's take on "Porgy & Bess" meets the high standards of his latter-day records for Verve. Working with arranger Bob Belden and a wonderful combo – including guitarist John Scofield, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Dave Holland, drummer Jack DeJohnette, trombonist Conrad Herwig and vibraphonist Stefon Harris – Henderson brings Gershwin's music to life with subtle beauty and grace. Furthermore, he demonstrates his uniqueness – Henderson's "Porgy & Bess" may share the same source as Miles Davis' legendary "Porgy & Bess", yet it has an original sound, relying less on orchestration than that classic. While this disc is not flawless – instead of enhancing the music, guest spots from vocalists Chaka Khan and Sting actually stop the momentum, calling attention to themselves – it nevertheless is another valuable addition to Henderson's catalog.

Porgy and Bess (1959) [ReUp]  

Posted by Someonelse at Aug. 22, 2013
Porgy and Bess (1959) [ReUp]

Porgy and Bess (1959)
A Film by Otto Preminger
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 02:05:56 | 4,33 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 256 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance

In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown.
Lena Horne and Harry Belafonte - Porgy & Bess (1959) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Lena Horne and Harry Belafonte - Porgy & Bess
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | no cue | no log | Covers | FS, MU, HF | 754 MB 3% rec
1959 | Genre: Jazz Vocal | Label: RCA Living Stereo | LSO-1507 | US pressing

The first of Belafonte's duet albums with female performers, this one paired two attractive black American singers at the peak of their respective talents. As with Belafonte's later albums, the selections consist of individual performances as well as duets. The subject matter is songs from George Gershwin's operetta Porgy and Bess, capitalizing on the popularity of the Columbia film released that year
(Cary Ginell - AllMusic Guide)