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This new two-disc set, the latest addition to the Norman Granz collection, brings together two of the greatest names in jazz: Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald. The first disc sees Duke performing live in the South of France with Ella Fitzgerald as his special guest and the second disc contains the previously unseen footage of Duke Ellington in one of his last ever live performances jamming with Joe Pass, Ray Brown and Louie Bellson.
DISC ONE: Duke Ellington At The Côte d'Azur with Ella Fitzgerald & Joan Miró 1) The Opener 2) Such Sweet Thunder 3) Medley: Black And Tan Fantasy/Creole Love Call/The Mooche 4) Kinda Dukish 5) The Shepherd 6) The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues 7) La Plus Belle Africaine 8) Satin Doll 9) Something To Live For 10) Jazz Samba 11) Things Ain't What They Used To Be
DISC TWO: Duke: The Last Jam Session 1) The Brotherhood 2) Just Squeeze Me 3) Carnegie Blues 4) The Hawk Talks 5) Prelude To A Kiss 6) Cotton Tail 7) Everything But You 8) Love You Madly 9) Fragmented Suite For Piano & Bass
Disc One: Nat Hentoff presents Duke & Ella / Photo Gallery / Portraits by David Stone Martin.
Disc Two: The last ever interview with bass player Ray Brown.
Uplifting and entertaining The classy monologues for introductions by the Duke alone are worth the price.Published 8 months ago by ronald
Both the Duke and Ella were wonderful in this film. The Duke and his band/orchestra are true professionals and superb musicians. Read morePublished 16 months ago by W. R. Muhr
Bought this DVD for my ailing Dad in The Netherlands. He's loving it and has probably replayed the whole thing several times :o)Published on September 8, 2008 by Michael B. Kasteleyn