We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song [16 Tracks]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Despite her name on the cover and her photos in the credits, Ella Fitzgerald's shadow doesn't loom over this tribute album, which is a good thing. A succession of female vocalists (plus Michael Bublé and Stevie Wonder) pay tribute to Fitzgerald with their own interpretations of her best-known standards. Despite the fact that few of the singers originated with jazz vocals (most started in R&B), they're usually able to nod to Fitzgerald's greatness but also impart a degree of wisdom themselves. Virtually all of them appear in front of the same band, and the consistency helps the collection from being too scattered. From Natalie Cole's delighted "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" to young...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Despite her name on the cover and her photos in the credits, Ella Fitzgerald's shadow doesn't loom over this tribute album, which is a good thing. A succession of female vocalists (plus Michael Bublé and Stevie Wonder) pay tribute to Fitzgerald with their own interpretations of her best-known standards. Despite the fact that few of the singers originated with jazz vocals (most started in R&B), they're usually able to nod to Fitzgerald's greatness but also impart a degree of wisdom themselves. Virtually all of them appear in front of the same band, and the consistency helps the collection from being too scattered. From Natalie Cole's delighted "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" to young Nikki Yanofsky's scatting "Airmail Special," the vocalists each find something interesting to say. Highest points go to Dianne Reeves, whose "Oh, Lady Be Good" has the same sublime power as Fitzgerald's, and Queen Latifah, who finds the proper amount of sass to inject into "The Lady Is a Tramp." [Verve's 2007 edition adds the bonus track "Cotton Tail," performed by Dee Dee Bridgewater.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2007
  • Label: Universal Int'l
  • UPC: 602517337329
  • Catalog Number: 1733732

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A-Tisket, A-Tasket (2:37)
  2. 2 Lullaby of Birdland (2:55)
  3. 3 The Lady Is a Tramp (3:53)
  4. 4 Dream a Little Dream of Me (4:35)
  5. 5 (If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini) - Natalie Cole (5:59)
  6. 6 Oh, Lady Be Good (3:14)
  7. 7 Reaching for the Moon (2:52)
  8. 8 Blues in the Night (5:00)
  9. 9 Miss Otis Regrets - Linda Ronstadt (3:12)
  10. 10 Someone to Watch Over Me - Gladys Knight (4:56)
  11. 11 Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me - Etta James (4:19)
  12. 12 Angel Eyes - k.d. lang (5:14)
  13. 13 Too Close for Comfort - Michael Bublé (3:08)
  14. 14 You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Ella Fitzgerald (4:18)
  15. 15 Cotton Tail (3:00)
  16. 16 Airmail Special (4:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alan Broadbent Piano
Jeff Hamilton Drums
Hank Jones Piano
Rodney Jones Guitar
Rob Mounsey Piano, Conductor
Tom Scott Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Russell Malone Guitar
Walt Weiskopf Tenor Saxophone
Lewis Nash Drums
Josh Sklair Guitar
Kevin Axt Bass
Diane Barere Cello
Dave Bargeron Euphonium
Curt Bisquera Drums
Virgil Blackwell Contra-alto Clarinet
Regina Carter Violin
John Clayton Bass, Conductor
Barry Danielian Trumpet
Karen Dreyfus Viola
Bruce Eidem Tenor Trombone
John Fedchock Tenor Trombone
David Finck Bass
Kenneth Hitchcock Alto Saxophone
Bob Hurst Bass
Birch Johnson Tenor Trombone
Tony Kadleck Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist
Karen Karlsrud Violin
Jeanne LeBlanc Cello
Ann Leathers Violin
Richard Locker Cello
Christian McBride Bass
Jeff Mironov Guitar
Dean Parks Guitar
Jim Pugh Tenor Trombone
Roger Rosenberg Baritone Saxophone
Pamela Sklar Alto Flute
Richard Sortomme Violin
Terry Trotter Piano
Ellen Westerman Cello
Gregg Field Drums
Frank Greene Trumpet
Craig Mumm Viola
Anthony Wilson Guitar
Roberta Cooper Cello
Yuri Vodovoz Violin
Dave Mann Flute
Jeff Kievit Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Charles Pillow Alto Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Anne Lehmann Violin
Lawrence Glazener Bass
David Chan Violin
Vince Lionti Viola
Timothy Cobb Bass
Billy Childs Trio Piano, Conductor
Jonathan Dinklage Violin
Matthew Lehmann Violin
Vesselin Gellev Violin
Eugene Drucker Violin
Katherine Fong Violin
Desiree Elsevier Viola
Catherine Ro Violin
Gerald Clayton Piano
Eva Burmeister Violin
Bob Zimmitti Vibes
Jeremy Turner Cello
Stacey Shames Harp
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Alan Broadbent Arranger
Charlie Christian Composer
Ella Fitzgerald Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Rob Mounsey Arranger
George Shearing Composer
Jimmy Mundy Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Jerry Bock Composer
Fabian André Composer
John Boylan Producer
John Clayton Arranger
Duke Ellington Composer
Alan Feldman Composer
Frank Filipetti Engineer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Jesse Greer Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Nathaniel Kunkel Engineer
Tommy LiPuma Producer
George Massenburg Producer, Engineer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Phil Ramone Producer, Author
Bob Russell Composer
Doug Sax Mastering
Al Schmitt Engineer
Wilbur Schwandt Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Ron Goldstein Executive Producer
Hollis King Art Direction
Steve Genewick Digital Editing
Sam Coslow Composer
Earl Brent Composer
Benny Davis Composer
Brian Dozoretz Digital Editing
Mark Valentine Engineer
Billy Childs Trio Arranger
Larry Holofcener Composer
Kazumi Matsumoto Graphic Design
Bryan Pugh Digital Editing
Missy Webb Digital Editing
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