The Music of Bob Haggart Featuring His Porgy and Bess Arrangements
Arbors RecordsARCD: 19274
Musicians: Randy Sandke - leader & trumpet, Jon-Erik Kellso - Puje, Byron Stripling - trumpet, John Allred - trombone, George Masso - trombone, Wycliffe Gordon - trombone, Scott Robinson - tenor & baritone saxophone, Jack Stuckey - baritone saxophone, Ken Peplowski - clarinet, Howard Alden - guitar, Derek Smith - piano, Ed Metz Sr. - piano, Greg Cohen - bass, Joe Ascione - drums, Bob Haggart - bass (17 only), Tony DeNicola - drums (17 only)
"To Bob Haggart, that most modest of greatly gifted men, arranging (or rather, recasting) some of George Gershwin«s greatest themes from Porgy and Bess in 1958 was «by far the best writing I ever did.« When you hear this wonderful score, brought back to life here by an equally stellar cast, you will agree that Bob Haggart more than earned his bragging rights." - Dan Morgenstern, the Executive Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University and one-time editor of both Metronome and Down Beat.
It Ain«t Necessarily So, It Takes A Long Pull to Get There, I Got Plenty O« Nuttin«, Summertime, Bess, You Is My Woman Now, Oh, I Can«t Sit Down, I Loves You, Porgy, My Man«s Gone Now, Bess, Oh Where«s My Bess?, There«s A Boat Dat«s Leavin« Soon for New York, Mardi Gras Parade, What«s New?, Dogtown Blues, My Inspiration, South Rampart Street Parade, At the Jazz Band Ball, Big Noise from Winnetka