“I Loves You, Porgy” Tutorial
In this lesson we create a solo piano arrangement of the song “I Loves You, Porgy”, written by George and Ira Gershwin.
The song was originally a duet in the well-known opera Porgy And Bess, and it has been recorded by numerous famous musicians since.
Good versions to check out are any versions you can find of the opera itself, Nina Simone has a great one, Bill Evans Trio live at the Village Vanguard as well as Solo Sessions Vol. 2, Billie Holiday, Keith Jarrett, just to name a few.
This arrangement is influenced by Bill Evans, and we will be using some material transcribed from his recordings of the tune.