Jazz 'Round Midnight: Three Divas

Ella Fitzgerald

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Jazz 'Round Midnight: Three Divas Review

by Stephen Cook

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 Stream
1 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Duke Ellington & His Orchestra / Dinah Washington 05:02 Amazon
2 Ella Fitzgerald 03:24 Amazon
3 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Nelson Riddle / Dinah Washington 04:51 Amazon
4 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra / Dinah Washington 04:53 Amazon
5 Ella Fitzgerald 02:51 Amazon
6 Ella Fitzgerald 04:00 Amazon
7 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Marty Paich / Dinah Washington 03:14 Amazon
8 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Dinah Washington / Paul Weston 03:10 Amazon
9 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Billy May / Dinah Washington 05:19 Amazon
10 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Billy May / Dinah Washington 03:50 Amazon
11 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra / Dinah Washington 04:28 Amazon
12 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Duke Ellington & His Orchestra / Dinah Washington 04:13 Amazon
13 Ella Fitzgerald 07:02 Amazon
14 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra / Dinah Washington 03:49 Amazon
15 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Billy May / Dinah Washington 03:59 Amazon
16 Ella Fitzgerald 03:13 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday 03:30 Amazon
2 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday 04:15 Amazon
3 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday 06:18 Amazon
4 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday 04:21 Amazon
5 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday 06:14 Amazon
6 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday 03:11 Amazon
7 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday 06:21 Amazon
8 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday 02:54 Amazon
9 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday 05:32 Amazon
10 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday 04:23 Amazon
11 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday 03:28 Amazon
12 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday 04:00 Amazon
13 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday 06:46 Amazon
14 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday 03:26 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Dinah Washington 04:01 Amazon
2 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Quincy Jones / Dinah Washington 03:13 Amazon
3 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Dinah Washington 03:25 Amazon
4 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Dinah Washington 02:40 Amazon
5 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Dinah Washington 03:04 Amazon
6 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Dinah Washington 02:42 Amazon
7 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Dinah Washington 03:38 Amazon
8 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Dinah Washington 05:29 Amazon
9 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Dinah Washington 03:50 Amazon
10 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Dinah Washington 04:48 Amazon
11 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Dinah Washington 03:26 Amazon
12 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Quincy Jones / Dinah Washington 03:58 Amazon
13 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Quincy Jones / Dinah Washington 02:30 Amazon
14 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Dinah Washington 02:41 Amazon
15 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Quincy Jones / Dinah Washington 03:24 Amazon
16 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Belford Hendricks Orchestra / Dinah Washington 02:42 Amazon
17 Ella Fitzgerald feat: Billie Holiday / Dinah Washington 03:19 Amazon
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