Ella & Duke at the Côte D'Azur

Ella & Duke at the Côte D'Azur

by Duke Ellington


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Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington did not team up in concert until relatively late in their careers (although she did record her Ellington Songbook with him in the '50s). This live double-LP actually finds Fitzgerald singing six numbers with the Jimmy Jones Trio and only "Mack the Knife" and a scat-filled "It Don't Mean a Thing" with the orchestra. Ellington has eight numbers for his band, mostly remakes of older tunes (including a guest appearance by former associate Ben Webster on "All Too Soon," a remarkable Buster Cooper trombone feature, and a rowdy version of "The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues"). This is a spirited set of music that with better planning could have been great.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/1997
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731453903029
catalogNumber: 539030
Rank: 67855

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Mercer Ellington   Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Jo Jones   Drums
Ray Nance   Trumpet,Violin,Cornet,Vocals
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Dud Bascomb   Trumpet
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Grady Tate   Drums
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
Chuck Connors   Trombone
Wilbur Bascomb   Trumpet
Harry Carney   Baritone Saxophone
Buster Cooper   Trombone
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jim Hughart   Bass
Jimmy Jones   Piano
John Lamb   Bass
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Herbie Jones   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Marc Blitzstein   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Mercer Ellington   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Teddy Randazzo   Composer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
William Cat Anderson   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein   Composer
Cicero Deguzman   Art Direction
Michael Ullman   Liner Notes
Ted Persons   Composer

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Ella & Duke at the Côte D'Azur 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KevinSNY More than 1 year ago
Ella and Ellington together where? Who cares? Ella and Ellinton recorded together anywhere, anytime, is something any intelligent person would want to listen to.