Ultimate Ellington by Kathy Troccoli, Janis Siegel, Rick Riso, John Clayton, Abraham Laboriel, Dave Ellis, Terell Stafford and Mark Gasbarro
Monarch Records' Crown Project was assembled to honor some of jazz's historic figures. The ensemble's first recording was a tribute to George Gershwin. With its latest CD, the group honors Ellington's centennial. Ultimate Ellington presents both famed standards and lesser-known Ellington pieces by a band featuring John Clayton and Abraham Laboriel (bass); Dave Ellis (saxophones); Terell Stafford (trumpet); Rick Riso, Janis Siegel, and Kathy Troccoli (vocals); and Mark Gasbarro (piano, arrangements, production). Song List: 1. La Plus Belle Africaine, 2. I'm Beginning To See The Light, 3. Satin Doll, 4. In A Mellow Tone, 5. Creole Blues, 6. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good, 7. Echoes Of Harlem, 8. I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues, 9. Mood Indigo, 10. Caravan, 11. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), 12. Single Petal Of A Rose
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