May 17, 1997

A Portrait of Ella

Featuring Vocalists
Sharmila Guha, Amy Cornelison, and Zach Gill
The Angela Cotta Sextet and Magnum

Side One

Stompin' at the Savoy Andy Razaf,Chick Webb, Benny Goodman, and Edgar Sampson
arr. by Bill Holman

A Tisket a Tasket Ella Fitzgerald and Van Alexander arr. by William Kennerly

Cow Cow Boogie Don Raye, Gene DePaul, and Benny Carter

Good Morning Heartache Dan Fisher, Irene Higginbotham, and Ervin Drake

Just Another Rhumba George and Ira Gershwin arr. by Nelson Riddle

Comes Love Sam Stept, Lew Brown, and Charles Tobias

Miss Otis Regrets Cole Porter

I'm Beginning to See the Light Duke Ellington, Harry James, Johnny Hodges
and Don George, arr. by Quincy Jones

Little White Lies Walter Donaldson

Don't You Go Away Mad Jimmy Mundy, Illinois Jacquet, and Al Stillman

Can't We Be Friends Paul James and Kay Swift

Honeysuckle Rose Andy Razaf andThomas "Fats" Waller arr. by Quincy Jones

Side Two

Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald
Composed by Duke Ellington and Billy Staryhorn

Isaac Jenkins, narrator

I. Royal Ancestry
II. All Heart
III. Beyond Category
IV. Total Jazz

Jon Jones (trombone) and Russell Knight (baritone saxophone)
with Director Jon Nathan

Side Three

Imagine My Frustration music by Duke Ellington and Gerald Wilson
lyrics by Billy Strayhorn

They Can't Take that Away from Me George and Ira Gershwin

Teardrops from my Eyes Rudolph Toombs arr. by Marty Paich

Bewitched Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

I Didn't Know About You Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

This Can't Be Love Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
arr. by Buddy Bregman

Felicidade Antonio Carlos Jobim

Summertime George Gershwin and Dubose Hayward arr. by Jon Nathan

Ain't Misbehavin' "Fats" Waller and Andy Razaaf arr. by Quincy Jones

Our Love is Here to Stay George and Ira Gershwin

Mack the Knife Kurt Weil

Cottontail Duke Ellington

Ensemble Members