Scatting, talking along, singing, Ernestine Anderson wraps herself around a tune. Emerging in the ‘50’s with a hit album in 1956, she was hailed among the best, just behind Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Recorded here in the ‘80’s, she’s in stride, in tune, her rich voice pulled along by the beat. Playing with her on this program, taped at Dukes Place atop the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans French Quarter, are Terry Gibbs (vibes), Buddy DeFranco (Clarinet), Lou Levy (Piano), Bob Maize (bass) and Ray Mosca (drums). Her bluesed-up rendition of Fats Domino’s “I’m Walkin” is a real treat.
Other one hour shows from this April time period that were shot up at Dukes’ Place were: BRITISH BASH, with Chris Barber & Sweet Substitute; NY Jazz Quartet; Les McCann & His Magic Band; and the four specials, ” DIXIELAND JAZZ FROM NEW ORLEANS” that featured Banu Gibson & New Orleans Hot Jazz Orchestra; James Davis & his Paddock Jazz Band; Alvin Alcorn Jazz Band; Connie Jones & the Crescent City Jazz Band and Clive Wilson & his Original Camellia Jazz Band.