Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington at The Cote D'Azur

Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington at The Cote D'Azur


Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington (piano) and his orchestra

Mosaic 3002

Mosaic Records : 3 LPs 180 gram, box and booklet

Limited Edition : 5,000 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Mack The Knife
A2 - The Old Circus Train Turn-around Blues
A3 - Lullaby Of Birdland
B1 - Trombonio-Bustoso-Issimo
B2 - Going Out Of My Head
B3 - How Long Has This Been Going On?
B4 - Dimuninuendo In Blue And Blow By Blow
C1 - It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
C2 - All Too Soon
C3 - Misty
D1 - Jazz Samba (Só Danço Samba)
D2 - Rose Of The Rio Grande
D3 - The More I See You
D4 - El Vilti (The Matador)
E1 - La Plus Belle Africaine
E2 - West Indian Pancake
F1 - Soul Call
F2 - Skin Deep
F3 - Jam With Sam

Recorded on June 26-July 29, 1966, at the Jazz Festival in Juan les Pins on the French Riviera.

In 1966 Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington travelled to Antibes - Juan Les Pins for a four-night stint that was recorded and released as two separate titles : Ella & Duke at The Cote D’Azur, which juxtaposes tunes between them—with either the Ellington band or the Jimmy Jones trio accompanying Fitzgerald’s numbers—and Soul Call, which is all Duke. Mosaic’s set packages them together, and sticks to the original material as released by producer Norman Granz. Accompanied by his cracker-jack ensemble, the Ellington numbers are almost uniformly excellent. And disc three, which unwinds with tunes like “La Plus Belle Africaine,” is a treat. Sound is well balanced and tonally rich, with good bass definition and an impressive dynamic bounce. When the Ellington band is playing full-on the sound can get a bit thick, but when things scale back the recording exhibits a nice feeling of air, dimensionality, and focus. 

This Mosaic Records LP was remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Sound, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on virgin vinyl at RTI.