The Music of Bob Haggart Featuring His Porgy and Bess Arrangements

Artists / Instruments:
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

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