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This 2 DVD set, the latest addition to the Norman Granz collection, brings together two of the greatest names in jazz. The first DVD sees Duke Ellington and his Orchestra in 1966, performing live in the south of France at the Cote d'Azur, with Ella Fitzgerald as his special guest.

The second DVD contains previously unseen footage of Duke in one of his last ever live performances in 1973. This is an intimate look inside the recording session of the "Dukes Big 4" album, with rehearsals & complete takes, filmed in color.

Personnel: Duke Ellington - piano, Joe Pass - guitar, Ray Brown - bass, Louie Bellson - drums.

Bonus features: Nat Hentoff presents Duke & Ella; photo gallery; portraits by David Stone Martin; and the last interview with bassist Ray Brown.

102 minutes


Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald - COTE D'AZUR 1966 & Duke Ellington - Last Jam Session 1973

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DVD #1
Duke & Ella 1966:

Selections: The Opener, Such Sweet Thunder, Black And Tan Fantasy, Creole Love Call, The Mooche, Kinda Dukish, The Shepherd, The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues, La Plus Belle Africaine, Satin Doll, Something to Live For, Jazz Samba, Things Ain't What They Used To Be

DVD #2:
Duke Ellington Quartet 1973

Selections: The Brotherhood, Just Squeeze Me, Carnegie Blues, The Hawk Talks, Prelude To a Kiss, Cotton Tail, Everything But You, Love You Madly, Fragmented Suite For Piano & Bass (Duke & Ray)