is a 1997 Dear Ella studio album by Dee Dee Bridgewater, recorded in tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, who had died the previous year.
Dear Ella, Bridgewater won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album and Slide Hampton won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for his arrangement of " Cotton Tail" at the 40th Grammy Awards.
Reception [ edit ]
Raoul Hernandez of
stated "As with nature, music is in a constant state of regeneration. For every fallen John Coltrane there's a James Carter, for every departed Miles Davis, a Terence Blanchard. Sometimes it takes generations to fill a hole, but new trees sprout every day. One forest in need of re-seeding has long been the Satin Doll woods, where craters left by Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald still gape. Only recently has Cassandra Wilson helped fill the gap, and now with Dear Ella, Dee Dee Bridgewater is ready to take her side." The Austin Chronicle
Track listing [ edit ]
A-Tisket, A-Tasket" ( Van Alexander, Ella Fitzgerald) – 2:32 "
Mack the Knife" ( Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) – 3:59 "
Undecided" ( Leo Robin, Charlie Shavers) – 6:22 "
Midnight Sun" ( Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer) – 7:22 "
Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love" ( Cole Porter) – 3:31 "
How High the Moon" ( Morgan Hamilton, Nancy Lewis) – 5:05 "
(If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini)" ( Sam Coslow) – 6:34 "
Cotton Tail" ( Duke Ellington) – 2:58 "
My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (Porter) – 5:05 "
(I'd Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China" ( Frank Loesser) – 2:57 "
Oh, Lady be Good!" ( George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:39 "Stairway to the Stars" (
Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli) – 4:10 "Dear Ella" ( Kenny Burrell) – 4:56
Personnel [ edit ]
Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocals
Cecil Bridgewater – trumpet, arranger, conductor Virgil Jones – trumpet, horn, soloist
Byron Stripling – trumpet Ron Tooley – trumpet
Diego Urcola – trumpet
Slide Hampton – trombone, arranger, conductor Clarence Banks – trombone, horn, soloist
Benny Powell – trombone
Robert Trowers – trombone
Douglas Purviance – bass trombone F. Robert Lloyd – horn
J. Anderson – tuba
Antonio Hart – alto saxophone, soloist
Jeff Clayton – alto saxophone
Teodross Avery – tenor saxophone
Bill Easley – tenor saxophone Patience Higgins – baritone saxophone
R. Taylor – flute
R. Jowitt – clarinet
A. Wallbank – bass clarinet
R.J. Morgan – oboe
Lou Levy – piano, arranger
Milt Jackson – vibraphone
Kenny Burrell – guitar, arranger
Ray Brown – double bass
Grady Tate – drums
André Ceccarelli – drums A. Hakin – percussion
Boguslaw Kostecki, A. Noland, T. Williams, R. Wilson – violin
J. Graham and G. Jackson – viola
Peter Willison – cello
John Clayton – big band arranger and conductor
Production [ edit ]
Rob Eaton, Keith Grant,
Al Schmitt – engineer Peter Doell, Koji Egawa, Brian Garten, Alex Marcou – assistant engineer
Jean Luc Barilla – design
Philippe Pierangeli – photography
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References [ edit ]