To Ella with Love

To Ella with Love

by Ann Hampton CallawayAnn Hampton Callaway


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Ann Hampton Callaway has a strong reputation as one of the top cabaret singers of the 1990's but, unlike most others in that idiom, she is also a talented jazz singer. Callaway, who has a beautiful voice with a wide range, always swings while giving strong emphasis to the lyrics she is interpreting. Her ambitious and successful Ella Fitzgerald tribute uses on some songs a string section (recorded in Estonia), an American big band, a trio consisting of pianist Cyrus Chestnut, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Lewis Nash and (On "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" and "How High The Moon") guest trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Although Callaway does not sound that much like Ella, she pays tribute to the First Lady of Song through her repertoire (14 superior standards), phrasing and joyful swing. Highpoints include "A Fine Romance," "But Not For Me," an emotional "Little Girl Blue" and a stomping rendition of "Lady Be Good." This is a highly recommended elease that both serves as a memorial to Ella and as a strong introduction for jazz listeners to Ann Hampton Callaway.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2005
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351512529
catalogNumber: 5125
Rank: 47043

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ann Hampton Callaway   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bill Easley   Saxophone
Jerome Richardson   Clarinet,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Britt Woodman   Trombone,Guest Appearance
Lewis Nash   Drums
Cyrus Chestnut   Piano
Dan Collette   Trumpet
Roger Ingram   Trumpet
Wynton Marsalis   Trumpet,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Christian McBride   Bass,Double Bass
Jim Rotondi   Trumpet,Soloist
Alex Stewart   Clarinet,Saxophone
Dale Turk   Trombone
Paul Meyers   Guitar
Dan Miller   Trumpet
Sherman Irby   Clarinet,Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Wayne Goodman   Trombone
Joseph Temperly   Clarinet,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soloist
Andy Farber   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Rampton   Trumpet
Alex Norris   Flugelhorn,Soloist
Andrew Williams   Trombone
Dan John Miller   Trumpet
Jukka Linkola   Conductor

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Mitch Farber   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Warren Schatz   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
George David Weiss   Composer
James Gavin   Liner Notes
Valerie Kennedy   Graphic Design
Morgan Lewis   Composer
Andy Farber   Arranger
Lisa Schiff   Executive Producer
George Lee Andrews   Arranger
Teet Kehlmann   Engineer
Gary Chester   Engineer

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