Jazz at Santa Monica Civic '72

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jazz at Santa Monica Civic '72
Live album by Ella Fitzgerald
Released August 2, 1972
Recorded June 2, 1972
Genre Jazz
Length 146:56
Label Pablo
Producer Norman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Ella à Nice
(1982)
Jazz at Santa Monica '72
(1972)
Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Jazz at Santa Monica '72 is a 1972 live album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by a jazz trio led by the pianist Tommy Flanagan, and the Count Basie Orchestra.

This concert was initially sold through mail order by the jazz producer and impresario, Norman Granz, as a three-LP set. The success of the album led to Granz founding Pablo Records, his first record label since Verve Records, which he had sold to MGM.

The concert was originally intended to feature only the Count Basie Orchestra and Ella Fitzgerald, but Granz invited some surprise "guests", the trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Harry "Sweets" Edison, the tenor saxophonists, Stan Getz and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, and the pianist Oscar Peterson and bassist Ray Brown.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Introductions by Norman Granz – 1:00
  2. "Basie Power" (Ernie Wilkins) – 3:07
  3. "The Spirit Is Willing" (Sammy Nestico) – 4:37
  4. "The Meetin' Time" (Oliver Nelson) – 4:50
  5. "Blues in Hoss's Flat" (Count Basie, Frank Foster) – 5:08
  6. "Good Time Blues" (Wilkins) – 7:34
  7. "In a Mellow Tone" (Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler) – 15:00
  8. "Loose Walk" (Johnny Richards, Sonny Stitt) – 10:48
  9. "Makin' Whoopee" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 2:57
  10. "If I Had You" (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Ted Shapiro) – 3:26
  11. "She's Funny That Way" (Neil Moret, Richard Whiting) – 3:05
  12. "Blue and Sentimental" (Basie, Mack David, Jerry Livingston) – 1:58
  13. "I Surrender Dear" (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford) – 3:11
  14. "5400 North" (Roy Eldridge) – 13:34
  15. "You Are My Sunshine" (Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell) – 8:41
  16. "L.O.V.E." (Milt Gabler, Bert Kaempfert) – 3:16
  17. "Begin the Beguine" (Cole Porter) – 4:27
  18. "Indian Summer" (Al Dubin, Victor Herbert) – 4:34
  19. "You've Got a Friend" (Carole King) – 5:12
  20. "What's Going On" (Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye) – 4:06
  21. "Night and Day" (Porter) – 5:17
  22. "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" (Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) – 4:13
  23. "Little White Lies" (Walter Donaldson) – 3:24
  24. "Madalena" (Ronaldo Monteiro de Souza, Ivan Lins) – 3:37
  25. "Shiny Stockings" (Foster, Ella Fitzgerald) – 3:55
  26. Cole Porter Medley: "Too Darn Hot"/"It's All Right With Me" (Porter) – 3:20
  27. "Sanford and Son Theme" ("The Streetbeater") (Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones) – 2:58
  28. "I Can't Stop Loving You" (Don Gibson) – 6:12
  29. "C Jam Blues" (Barney Bigard, Ellington) – 11:05

Personnel[edit]

Recorded June 2, 1972, in Santa Monica, California:

Tracks 2-6

Tracks 7-14

Track 15

Tracks 16-20

Tracks 21-24

  • Ella Fitzgerald - Vocals
  • Tommy Flanagan - Piano
  • Frank DeLaRosa - Double Bass
  • Ed Thigpen - Drums

Tracks 25-28

  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Count Basie Orchestra
  • Tommy Flanagan - Piano
  • Frank DeLaRosa - Double Bass
  • Ed Thigpen - Drums

Track 29

References[edit]