Very Best of the Duke Ellington Song Book

Very Best of the Duke Ellington Song Book

by Ella Fitzgerald
     
 

For jazz fans, Ella Fitzgerald's Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book is by far the best in her Song Book series. With the cooperation of Ellington himself plus his orchestra, the set turned into one of the most fabulous jazz dates in history, with extended versions of numerous standards -- "TakeSee more details below

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For jazz fans, Ella Fitzgerald's Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book is by far the best in her Song Book series. With the cooperation of Ellington himself plus his orchestra, the set turned into one of the most fabulous jazz dates in history, with extended versions of numerous standards -- "Take the A' Train," "Sophisticated Lady," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," and "Prelude to a Kiss." The Very Best of the Duke Ellington Song Book reprises only 12 performances from that date (roughly one-third of the total recorded), so it's strictly an introduction to the greater riches that lie in store for listeners. The compilers definitely knew what they were doing, however -- fully half of the inclusions are from the small-group date that may have found Ellington himself absent, but these selections actually function as the best on offer, with Ben Webster leading a talented sextet through splendid readings of "Satin Doll" and "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me."

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2007
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517419889
catalogNumber:
000955802
Rank:
92439

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Jimmy Woode   Bass
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Ray Brown   Bass
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Duke Ellington   Piano
Frank Foster   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Joe Mondragon   Bass
John Sanders   Trombone
Stuff Smith   Violin
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Paul "Scooby" Smith   Piano

Technical Credits

Irving Mills   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Kevin Reeves   Mastering
Bob Russell   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
James Gavin   Liner Notes
Hollis King   Art Direction
Irving Gordon   Composer
Emanuel Kurtz   Composer

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