Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Jazz at Santa Monica ’72’ with the Count Basie Orchestra (1972)

Ella Fitzgerald‘s ‘Jazz at Santa Monica ’72’ is a live album recorded on June 2, 1972 with the Tommy Flanagan trio and the Count Basie Orchestra and released on August 2, 1972 by Pablo.

Track Listing : 1.Introductions By Norman Granz – 01:00 . 2.Basie Power (Ernie Wilkins) – 03:07 . 3.The Spirit Is Willing (Sammy Nestico) – 04:37 . 4.The Meetin’ Time (Oliver Nelson) – 04:50 . 5.Blues In Hoss’S Flat (Count Basie, Frank Foster) – 05:08 . 6.Good Time Blues (Ernie Wilkins) – 07:34 . 7.In A Mellow Tone (Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler) – 015:00 . 8.Loose Walk (Johnny Richards, Sonny Stitt) – 10:48 . 9.Makin’ Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 02:57 . 10.If I Had You (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Ted Shapiro) – 03:26 . 11.She’S Funny That Way (Neil Moret, Richard Whiting) – 03:05 . 12.Blue And Sentimental (Count Basie, Mack David, Jerry Livingston) – 01:58 . 13.I Surrender Dear (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford) – 03:11 . 14.5400 North (Roy Eldridge) – 13:34 . 15.You Are My Sunshine (Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell) – 08:41 . 16.L.O.V.E. (Milt Gabler, Bert Kaempfert) – 03:16 . 17.Begin The Beguine (Cole Porter) – 04:27 . 18.Indian Summer (Al Dubin, Victor Herbert) – 04:34 . 19.You’Ve Got A Friend (Carole King) – 05:12 . 20.What’S Going On (Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye) – 04:06 . 21.Night And Day (Cole Porter) – 05:17 . 22.Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) – 04:13 . 23.Little White Lies (Walter Donaldson) – 03:24 . 24.Madalena (Ronaldo Monteiro De Souza, Ivan Lins) – 03:37 . 25.Shiny Stockings (Frank Foster, Ella Fitzgerald) – 03:55 . 26.Cole Porter Medley: Too Darn Hot/It’S All Right With Me (Cole Porter) – 03:20 . 27.Sanford And Son Theme (The Streetbeater) (Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones) – 02:58 . 28.I Can’T Stop Loving You (Don Gibson) – 06:12 . 29.C Jam Blues (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington) – 11:05

Musicians : Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals On (16 – 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 – 27 – 28 – 29) . Count Basie – Piano On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 16 – 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 25 – 28 – 29) . Count Basie Orchestra – On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 16 – 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 25 – 28 – 29) . Jazz At The Philharmonic All Stars – On (7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 – 14 – 29) . Oscar Peterson – Piano On (15) . Ray Brown – Bass On (15) . Tommy Flanagan On (16 – 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 – 27 – 28) . Frank Delarosa On (16 – 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 – 27 – 28) . Ed Thigpen On (16 – 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 – 27 – 28) . Roy Eldridge – Trumpet On (13) . Eric Dixon – Flute, Soloist . Freddie Green – Guitar . Curtis Peagler – Sax (Alto) On (3) . Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis – Sax (Tenor) On (10) . Jimmy Forrest – Sax (Tenor) On (2 – 4) . Stan Getz – Sax (Tenor) On (12) . Al Grey – Trombone On (9) . Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison – Trumpet On (11) . Pete Minger – Trumpet . Waymon Reed – Trumpet (Muted)

Production : Produced By Norman Granz . Jim Hughart – Arranger . Marty Paich – Arranger . Nelson Riddle – Arranger . Gerald Wilson – Arranger . Quincy Jones – Arranger . Val Valentin – Engineer . Angel Balestier – Assistant Engineer . Kirk Felton – Mastering

Package : Ernest Taylor – Cover Design . Chris Outwater – Cover Photo

Recorded On June 2, 1972 At In Santa Monica, California.

Released On August 2, 1972 By Pablo.

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Shane’s Musical Miscellany
At the end of the Basie set, Granz takes to the stage to announce to a stunned audience the various guests that are about to take to the stage. Oh, to have been in the audience that night. […]

Ella Fitzgerald: An Appreciation in Three Parts
Some thirty years ago, I first heard the incomparable vocal talents of Ella Fitzgerald featured in Pablo’s boxed set “Jazz at the Santa Monica Civic ‘72.” As a teenager newly interested in jazz, I knew next to nothing of her great contributions to this music […]

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The highpoint of the concert however is the final song, a classic version of “C Jam Blues” which finds Fitzgerald trading off in very humorous fashion with Grey, Getz, Sweets, Lockjaw and Eldridge; each of the encounters has at least one remarkable moment. This gem is highly recommended. […]

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