The music of Porgy and Bess has been "Joe Hendersonized," with beautiful results. Gershwin's sultry and sad music makes a wonderful vehicle for improvisation inside Henderson's arrangements. Along with Henderson's decidedly modern harmonic approach, Stefon Harris' coloristic vibes work, John Scofield's twisted blues guitar and Jack DeJohnette's abstract-but-swinging drumming remind us that this is a nineties telling of the tale. "My Man's Gone Now" is arranged in classic 1960's Henderson style, for a unique upbeat blowing version. Vocal appearances by Chaka Khan and Sting round out this modern interpretation of a Twentieth Century classic.
Release Date: 28 September 2009
1. Introduction Jasbo Brown Blues
3. Here Come De Honeyman/They Pass By Singin'
4. My Man's Gone Now
5. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
6. Bess You is My Woman Now
7. It Ain't Necessarily So
8. I Loves You Porgy
9. There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
10. Oh Bess Oh Where's My Bess