Personnel: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals), Count Basie (piano), Charlie Fowlkes, Eric Dixon, Bobby Plater, Danny Turner, Kenny Hing (saxophones), Pete Minger, Sonny Cohn, Paul Cohen, Ray Brown (trumpets), Mitchell "Booty" Wood, Bill Hughes, Mel Wanzo, Dennis Wilson (trombones), Paul Smith (piano), Freddie Green (guitar), Keter Betts (bass), Mickey Roker (drums).
Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreaux, Switzerland, on July 12, 1979.
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (1987, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Count Basie (piano); Freddie Green (guitar); Danny Turner , Bobby Plater (saxophone, alto saxophone); Kenny Hing, Eric Dixon (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Charlie Fowlkes (saxophone, baritone saxophone); Pete Minger, Ray Brown , Sonny Cohn, Paul Cohen (trumpet); Mel Wanzo, Michael Booty Wood, Dennis Wilson , Bill Hughes , Booty Wood (trombone); Paul Smith (piano); Mickey Roker (drums).
Recording information: Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland (07/12/1979).
Editors: Dennis Sands; Arne Frager.
Photographer: Phil Stern.
Unknown Contributor Role: Count Basie.
Although Count Basie gets cobilling with Ella Fitzgerald on this concert recording from the 1979 Montreux Jazz Festival, the veteran pianist is only on the final of the 11 songs. His big band, along with pianist Paul Smith, backs the veteran singer for a set of standards and, although Fitzgerald was beginning to fade, she could still hint strongly at her former greatness. Highlights include "Sweet Georgia Brown," "'Round Midnight" and "Honeysuckle Rose." ~ Scott Yanow