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
Monk: Round Midnight
Gershwin: Embraceable You
Lecuona: Jungle Drums
Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm
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.