Porgy And Bess (studio album) by Miles Davis

Porgy And Bess
Porgy And Bess by Miles Davis
Year: 1958
Overall rank: 1,839th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 159 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1958 (9th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (39th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,839th)

Miles Davis bestography

Porgy And Bess is ranked 11th best out of 108 albums by Miles Davis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Miles Davis is Kind Of Blue which is ranked number 39 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 30,543.

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.5/100, a mean average of 78.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.9.

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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 1958
1. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
2. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
3. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
4. Little Girl Blue by Nina Simone
5. Milestones by Miles Davis
6. Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely by Frank Sinatra
7. Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
8. Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud by Miles Davis
9. Porgy And Bess by Miles Davis
10. Little Richard by Little Richard
11. Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra
12. Basie by Count Basie And His Orchestra & Neal Hefti
13. Jerry Lee Lewis by Jerry Lee Lewis
14. The Everly Brothers by The Everly Brothers
15. The Best Of Muddy Waters by Muddy Waters
16. One Dozen Berrys by Chuck Berry
17. Elvis' Golden Records by Elvis Presley
18. King Creole by Elvis Presley
19. Dance Mania by Tito Puente
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