Ella Fitzgerald

Jazz 'Round Midnight: Three Divas

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A package that combines the singers' individual Jazz 'Round Midnight discs, Three Divas makes for a perfect way to get cozy with some of true queens of jazz singing. And although a fourth disc featuring Sarah Vaughan would have made things perfect, this three-disc set still will keep listeners more than just a bit occupied. The program sticks to 'Round Midnight's hallowed ballad terrain, with Fitzgerald a glow, Holiday in pathos-ridden land, and Washington all contained power. The mix predictably goes heavy on classic songbook fare by Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, Rodgers & Hart, et al; the support cast -- Ellington, Quincy Jones, Billy May, Nelson Riddle, and few all-star combos -- keeps up the rarefied atmosphere. A long and sultry evening awaits.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 5:02
2 3:24
3 4:51
4 4:53
5 2:51
6 4:00
7 3:14
8 3:10
9 5:19
10 3:50
11 4:28
12 4:13
13 7:02
14 3:49
15 3:59
16 3:13

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 4:01
2 3:13
3 3:25
4 2:40
5 3:04
6 2:42
7 3:38
8 5:29
9 3:50
10 4:48
11 3:26
12 3:58
13 2:30
14 2:41
15 3:24
16 2:42
17 3:19
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