Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Ella at Duke’s Place’

Ella Fitzgerald‘s ‘Ella at Duke’s Place’ is a studio album recorded on October 18,19,20, 1965, with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and released in 1965 By Verve.

Track Listing : 1.Something To Live For (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 03:35 . 2.A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing (Aka Passion) (Billy Strayhorn) – 05:00 . 3.Passion Flower (Billy Strayhorn) – 04:39 . 4.I Like The Sunrise (Duke Ellington) – 03:26 . 5.Azure (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 06:48 . 6.Imagine My Frustration (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Gerald Stanley Wilson) – 04:49 . 7.Duke’S Place (Aka C Jam Blues) (Duke Ellington, Bill Katz, Ruth Roberts, Bob Thiele) – 04:13 . 8.Brown-Skin Gal (In The Calico Gown) (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) – 05:05 . 9.What Am I Here For? (Duke Ellington, Frankie Laine) – 05:35 . 10.Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) – 03:41

Musicians : Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals . Duke Ellington – Conductor, Piano . Jimmy Jones – Piano . Cat Anderson – Trumpet . Mercer Ellington – Trumpet . Herb Jones – Trumpet . Cootie Williams – Trumpet . Lawrence Brown – Trombone . Buster Cooper – Trombone . Chuck Conners – Bass Trombone . Johnny Hodges – Alto Saxophone . Russell Procope – Alto Saxophone . Paul Gonsalves – Tenor Saxophone . Jimmy Hamilton – Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet . Harry Carney – Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet . John Lamb – Bass . Louis Bellson – Drums

Production : Produced By Norman Granz . Peter Pullman – Editing . Steven Fallone – Mastering

Package : Herman Leonard – Photography . Nichell Delvaille – Design . Keith Shadwick – Liner Notes . Jay Thompson – Photography . Wendi Traub-Cohen – Art Direction

Recorded On October 18,19,20, 1965 At United Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Released 1965 By Verve.

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The underrated set begins quietly with four emotional ballads (who else could hold their own with Johnny Hodges on “Passion Flower?”) before Fitzgerald gets to scat a bit […]

W.L. Swarts Reviews The Universe
As it is the instrumentals are fairly monotonous on Ella At Duke’s Place. On the first half of the album, the instrumentals are smooth and somewhat muted, offering an overall narcoleptic quality to the album. […]

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