Porgy And Bess (studio album) by Miles Davis

Porgy And Bess by Miles Davis
Year: 1959
Overall rank: 1,954th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Miles Davis bestography

Porgy And Bess is ranked 11th best out of 116 albums by Miles Davis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Miles Davis is Kind Of Blue which is ranked number 38 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 26,960.

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.5/100, a mean average of 78.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.7.

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From 08/26/2019 04:02

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From 10/15/2016 02:41
Smooth and classy but not absolute A grade Miles.
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From 09/20/2016 04:35
Orchestrated jazz, isn't that an oxymoron?
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From 06/06/2015 00:06
"Summertime" is the early highlight but the sparkling "Here Come De Honey Man", followed by "I Loves You Porgy" bring the album home on an extremely high note.
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From 10/23/2012 14:28
Gershwin’s music proves perfect for Miles Davis the balladeer, and he really owns it. The result is some of the most lovely moments in jazz. “Prayer,” especially, is emotional, powerful and absolutely beautiful.
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Best Albums of 1959
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
5. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
6. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
7. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
8. Little Girl Blue by Nina Simone
9. Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs by Marty Robbins
10. The Genius Of Ray Charles by Ray Charles
11. Chega De Saudade by João Gilberto
12. N° 4 by Jacques Brel
13. Porgy And Bess by Miles Davis
14. What'd I Say by Ray Charles
15. Chet by Chet Baker
16. Jazz In Silhouette by Sun Ra And His Arkestra
17. Ritchie Valens by Ritchie Valens
18. Go Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
19. Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
20. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Songbook by Ella Fitzgerald
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