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Prom 27: Ella and Dizzy: A Centenary Tribute

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John Mauceri, with singer Dianne Reeves and trumpeter James Morrison in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie.

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John Mauceri, with singer Dianne Reeves and trumpeter James Morrison in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie in their centenary year.

Presented by Katie Derham from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Gershwin: Manhattan Rhapsody
Gershwin: A Foggy Day
Noble: Cherokee
Monk: Round Midnight
Gershwin: Embraceable You
Ellington: Harlem
Lecuona: Jungle Drums
Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm
Gillespie/Pozo/Fuller: Manteca
Ellington/Tizol: Caravan
Reeves: Tango du Jour
Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia
Shearing: Lullaby of Birdland

Dianne Reeves (singer), James Morrison (trumpet)
Victor Sangiorgio (piano)
BBC Concert Orchestra
John Mauceri, conductor

Described by The New York Times as 'the most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday', Dianne Reeves is joined by virtuoso trumpeter James Morrison to pay a double tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie in the centenary year of their births.
Conducted by Broadway musical and Hollywood movie-score legend John Mauceri, the celebrations contrast the Great American Songbook, which played a key role in Fitzgerald's live and recording career, with the bebop and Afro-Latin sounds in which Gillespie excelled.

2 hours, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • George Gershwin

    Manhattan Rhapsody (ed. Mauceri) (Proms 2017)

    Performer: Victor Sangiorgio. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • George Gershwin

    A Foggy Day (arr. V Mendoza) (Proms 2017)

    Performer: Dianne Reeves. Conductor: John Mauceri.
  • Ray Noble

    Cherokee (arr. J Morrison) (Proms 2017)

    Performer: James Morrison. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Round Midnight (arr. Joe Chindamo) (Proms 2017)

    Performer: James Morrison. Conductor: John Mauceri.
  • George Gershwin

    Embraceable You (arr. Billy Childs) (Proms 2017)

    Performer: Dianne Reeves. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Duke Ellington

    Harlem (ed. Mauceri) (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Mauceri.
  • Ernesto Lecuona

    Jungle Drums (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Mauceri.
  • George Gershwin

    Fascinating Rhythm (arr. Billy Childs) (Proms 2017)

    Performer: Dianne Reeves. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Manteca (arr. Graeme Lyall) (Proms 2017)

    Performer: James Morrison. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Duke Ellington

    Caravan (arr. Gould) (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Mauceri.
  • Conradin Kreutzer

    Das Muhlrad for voice, horn and piano

    Performer: Alec Frank-Gemmill. Performer: Igor Gryshyn. Singer: Olena Tokar.
  • Dianne Reeves

    Tango du Jour (arr. Gil Goldstein) (Proms 2017)

    Performer: Dianne Reeves. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    A Night in Tunisia (arr. Sean O'Boyle) (Proms 2017)

    Performer: James Morrison. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • George Shearing

    Lullaby of Birdland (arr. Billy Childs) (Proms 2017)

    Performer: Dianne Reeves. Performer: James Morrison.
  • Duke Ellington

    It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing (arr. Morrison) (Proms 2017)

    Performer: Dianne Reeves. Performer: James Morrison.
  • Post-concert

    • Philip Glass

      Metamorphosis 2

      • Philip Glass, Solo piano.
      • CBS.
    • Philip Glass

      Metamorphosis three

      Performer: Philip Glass.
      • Philip Glass, Solo piano.
      • CBS.

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

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