Digital III at Montreux

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Digital III at Montreux
Live album by Ella Fitzgerald
Released 1979
Recorded July 12, 1979
Genre Jazz, Vocal jazz
Length 42:47
Label Pablo
Producer Norman Granz
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Digital III at Montreux is a 1979 live album featuring a compilation of performances by Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Joe Pass, and Ray Brown, recorded at the 1979 Montreux Jazz Festival. It was produced and has liner notes by Norman Granz, the cover photo is by Phil Stern.

This is one of four albums featuring Fitzgerald at the Montreux Jazz Festival and is Fitzgerald's third Montreux appearance to be released on record. The remainder of Fitzgerald's Montreux performance of this year was released on the 1979 album A Perfect Match.

Ella's performance on this album won her the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Can't Get Started" (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) – 3:47
  2. "Good Mileage" (Dennis Wilson) – 7:17
  3. "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You" (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 3:16
  4. "Flying Home" (Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Sydney Robin) – 8:05
  5. "I Cover the Waterfront" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) – 3:49
  6. "Lil' Darlin'" (Neal Hefti) – 4:41
  7. "In Your Own Sweet Way" (Dave Brubeck) – 7:01
  8. "Oleo" (Sonny Rollins) – 4:51


Recorded July 12, 1979, in Montreux, Switzerland:

  • Tracks 1-2
The Count Basie Orchestra