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On November 8, 2011.

On November 8, 2011, “Mack Avenue” label released “Conversations with Christian”,  the tenth Christian McBride album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Avatar Studios”, and “MSR Studios” in New York City, “Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago, “LeGonks”  in Los Angeles, and was produced by Christian McBride.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride – upright bass
  • Angélique Kidjo – vocal
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocal
  • Sting – vocal
  • Gina Gershon – vocal
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Roy Hargrove – trumpet
  • George Duke – keyboards
  • Regina Carter – violin
  • Ron Blake – saxophone
  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Billy Taylor – piano
  • Russell Malone – guitar
  • Randall Kennedy – creative directo
  • André Kimo – associate producer
  • Mat Lejeune – engineer
  • Fernando Lodeiro – assistant engineer
  • Anna Webber – photography

Track listing:

  1. Afrika – Jean Hébrail, Angélique Kidjo
  2. Fat Bach and Greens – Johann Sebastian Bach, traditional
  3. Consider Me Gone – Sting
  4. Guajeo y Tumbao – Eddie Palmieri
  5. Baubles, Bangles and Beads – George Forrest, Robert Wright
  6. Spiritual – Billy Taylor
  7. It’s Your Thing – O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  8. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  9. McDukey Blues – Christian McBride
  10. Tango Improvisation #1 – Chick Corea, Christian McBride
  11. Sister Rosa – Christian McBride
  12. Shake ‘n Blake – Christian McBride
  13. Chitlins and Gefiltefish – Christian McBride
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On September 30, 1997.

On September 30, 1997, “Verve” label released “Dear Ella”, the eleventh Dee Dee Bridgewater studio album. It was recorded January – February 1997.  At the 40th Grammy Awards, the album won Bridgewater the “Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album” and Slide Hampton the “Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist”, for the arrangement of “Cotton Tail”.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater– vocals
  • Cecil Bridgewater– trumpet, arranger, conductor
  • Virgil Jones – trumpet, horn, soloist
  • Byron Stripling– trumpet
  • Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Diego Urcola – trumpet
  • Slide Hampton– trombone, arranger, conductor
  • Clarence Banks – trombone, horn, soloist
  • Benny Powell– trombone
  • Robert Trowers– trombone
  • Douglas Purviance– bass trombone
  • Robert Lloyd – horn
  • Anderson – tuba
  • Antonio Hart– alto saxophone, soloist
  • Jeff Clayton– alto saxophone
  • Teodross Avery– tenor saxophone
  • Bill Easley– tenor saxophone
  • Patience Higgins – baritone saxophone
  • Taylor – flute
  • Jowitt – clarinet
  • Wallbank – bass clarinet
  • J. Morgan – oboe
  • Lou Levy– piano, arranger
  • Milt Jackson– vibraphone
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar, arranger
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • André Ceccarelli– drums
  • Hakin – percussion
  • Boguslaw Kostecki, A. Noland, T. Williams, R. Wilson – violin
  • Graham and G. Jackson – viola
  • Peter Willison – cello
  • John Clayton – big band arranger, conductor
  • Rob Eaton, Keith Grant, Al Schmitt– engineer
  • Peter Doell, Koji Egawa, Brian Garten, Alex Marcou – assistant engineer
  • Jean Luc Barilla – design
  • Philippe Pierangeli – photography

Track listing:

  1. A-Tisket, A-Tasket – Van Alexander, Ella Fitzgerald
  2. Mack the Knife – Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  3. Undecided – Leo Robin, Charlie Shavers
  4. Midnight Sun – Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer
  5. Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love – Cole Porter
  6. How High the Moon – Morgan Hamilton, Nancy Lewis
  7. (If You Can’t Sing It) You’ll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini) – Sam Coslow
  8. Cotton Tail – Duke Ellington
  9. My Heart Belongs to Daddy – Cole Porter
  10. (I’d Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China – Frank Loesser
  11. Oh, Lady be Good! – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  12. Stairway to the Stars — Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli
  13. Dear Ella – Kenny Burrell

On September 26, 1995.

On September 26, 1995, “Verve” label released “Love and Peace: A Tribute to Horace Silver”, the tenth Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded in December 1994, and was produced by Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater- vocals
  • Stéphane Belmondo- trumpet
  • Lionel Belmondo – tenor saxophone
  • Thierry Eliez – piano
  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Hein van de Geyn- double bass
  • André Ceccarelli- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Horace Silver.

  1. Permit Me to Introduce You to Yourself
  2. Nica’s Dream
  3. The Tokyo Blues
  4. Pretty Eyes
  5. Vitus Dance
  6. You Happened My Way
  7. Soulville
  8. Filthy McNasty
  9. Song for My Father
  10. Doodlin’
  11. Lonely Woman
  12. The Jody Grind
  13. Blowin’ the Blues Away

On September 15, 2017.

On September 15, 2017, “Okeh” label released “Memphis… Yes, I’m Ready”, the 19th Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded in September 2016, at “Royal Studios” in  Memphis, TN, and was produced by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tulani Bridgewater Kowalski, Kirk Whalum and Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocals, linear notes
  • Kirk Whalum– tenor and baritone saxophone
  • Lannie McMillan, Kirk Smothers – tenor saxophone
  • Marc Franklin – trumpet
  • Kameron Whalum – trombone
  • John Stoddart– keyboards, vocal arrangements
  • Charles Hodges– Hammond organ
  • Garry Goin – guitar
  • Jackie Clark – bass
  • James Sexton – drums
  • Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell– cymbals, electric bongos, tambourine
  • Sharisse Norman, Candise Rayborn-Marshall, Kevin Whalum – background vocals
  • Stax Music Academy– background vocals
  • John Stoddart – associate producer
  • Ted Jensen– engineer
  • Tulani Bridgewater Kowalski – art direction, cover art, photography
  • Thomas Brodin – design

Track listing:

  1. Yes, I’m Ready – Barbara Mason
  2. Giving Up – Van McCoy
  3. I Can’t Get Next to You – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  4. Going Down Slow – Louis Jimmy Oden
  5. Why (Am I Treated So Bad) – Roebuck Staples
  6. B-A-B-Y – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  7. The Thrill Is Gone – Rick Ravon Darnell, Roy Hawkins
  8. The Sweeter He Is – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  9. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Donald Maurice Bryant, Bernard Miller, Ann Peebles
  10. Don’t Be Cruel – Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
  11. Hound Dog – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  12. Try a Little Tenderness – James Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry Woods
  13. Take My Hand, Precious Lord – Thomas A. Dorsey, Sobie Frank Frazier, Jeff Majors

On July 5, 2005.

On July, 2005, “DDB Records” label released “J’ai Deux Amours”, the fifteen Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded October – November 2004, at “Studio Plus XXX” in Paris, and was produced by Jean Marie Durand and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocals
  • Marc Berthoumieux – accordion
  • Louis Winsberg – guitar
  • Patrick Manougian – guitar
  • Ira Coleman– double bass
  • Minino Garay – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. J’ai deux amours (Two Loves Have I) – Georges Koger, John Murray, Vincent Scotto, Barry Trivers, Henri Eugene Vantard
  2. La mer – Albert Lasry, Jack Lawrence, Charles Trenet
  3. Ne me quitte pas – Jacques Brel, Rod McKuen
  4. Mon homme (My Man) – Jacques Charles, Channing Pollock, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain
  5. Et maintenant (What Now My Love) – Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë, Carl Sigman
  6. Que reste-t-il de nos amours (I Wish You Love) – Charles Trenet, Lee Wilson
  7. Dansez sur moi (Girl Talk) – Neal Hefti, Claude Nougaro, Bobby Troup
  8. La belle vie (The Good Life) – Jean Broussolle, Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon
  9. Avec le temps (About the Time) – Léo Ferré, McKuen
  10. La vie en rose (You’re Too Dangerous, Chérie) – Mack David, Louiguy, Édith Piaf
  11. Les feuilles mortes (Autumn Leaves) – Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert

 

On May 21, 2002.

On May 21, 2002, “Verve” label released “This is New”, the 14th Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded November – December 2001, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, “Plus XXX Studios” in Paris, and was produced by Dee Dee Bridgewater. The album was dedicated to Kurt Weill’s music.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocals
  • André Ceccarelli – drums
  • Ira Coleman- double bass
  • Thierry Eliez – Hammond organ, piano
  • Minino Garay – percussion
  • Antonio Hart- flute, alto saxophone
  • Daniele Scannapieco – saxophone
  • Denis Leloup – trombone
  • Juan José Mosalini – bandoneon
  • Louis Winsberg – guitar
  • Bernie Arcadio – string Arrangements
  • Cecil Bridgewater – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

All music by Kurt Weill.

  1. This Is New – lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  2. Lost in the Stars – lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
  3. The Bilbao Song – lyrics by Michael Feingold, Frank McGuinness
  4. My Ship – lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  5. Alabama Song – lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
  6. The Saga of Jenny – lyrics by Ogden Nash
  7. Youkali – lyrics by Roger Fernay
  8. I’m a Stranger Here Myself – lyrics by Ogden Nash
  9. Speak Low – lyrics by Ogden Nash
  10. September Song – lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
  11. Here I’ll Stay – lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

 

On April 17, 2017.

On April 17, 2007, “Universal/DDB Records/EmArcy Records” labels released “Red Earth”, the 16th Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded August – November 2006, at “Studio Bogolan” in Bamako, Mali, and “Studio Davout” in Paris, and was produced by Jean Marie Durand, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Cheick Tidiane Seck.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater- vocals
  • Ira Coleman- nass
  • Minino Garay – cajon, caxixi, cymbals, drums, percussion
  • Cheick Tidiane Seck- calebasse, Fender rhodes, karignan, Hammond organ, background vocals
  • Baba Sissoko- background vocals
  • Edsel Gomez – piano
  • Lansiné Kouyaté – balafon
  • Habib “Dia” Sangaré – bolon
  • Alou Kouloubali – calebasse
  • Lassy “King” Massassy – rap vocals
  • “Petit” Adama Diarra – djembe
  • Cheick “Sékou” Oumar – djembe
  • Djifli Mamadou Sanogo – djembe
  • Moussa Sissikho – djembe, soloist
  • Maré Sanogo – doum-doum
  • Lamine Tounkara – doum-doum
  • Aly Wagué – flute
  • Gabriel Durand – guitar
  • Modibo Kouyaté – guitar
  • Jacob Soubeiga – guitar
  • Djelimady Tounkara- guitar, soloist
  • Benogo Diakite – kamalngoni, soloist
  • Mamadou Diabaté – kora
  • Cherif Samano – kora
  • Yakhoba Sissokho – kora, soloist
  • Adama Tounkara – ngoni
  • Moriba Koïta – ngoni, soloist
  • Bassekou Kouyate- ngoni, soloist
  • “Pepito” Sekouba Kouyaté – tamav
  • Moussa Sissoko – tama
  • Ramata Diakité- vocals
  • Oumou Sangare- vocals
  • Fatou- background vocals
  • Mamani Keïta- vocals, background vocals
  • Fatoumata Kouyaté – vocals, background vocals
  • Kabiné Kouyaté – vocals, background vocals
  • Amy Sacko – vocals, background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Dee Dee Bridgewater, except where noted.

  1. Afro Blue – Oscar Brown, Jr., Mongo Santamaría
  2. Bad Spirits
  3. Dee Dee – Dee Dee Bridgewater, Baba Sissoko
  4. Mama Don’t Ever Go Away
  5. Long Time Ago – Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wayne Shorter
  6. Children Go ‘Round
  7. The Griots
  8. Oh My Love
  9. Four Women – Nina Simone
  10. No More
  11. Red Earth
  12. Meanwhile – Dee Dee Bridgewater, Edsel Gomez
  13. Compared to What – Lassy “King” Massassy, Gene McDaniels