Bennett Sings Ellington Hot & Cool

Release Date September 28, 1999
Label RPM, Columbia
Release Number CK 63668
Format CD
Bennett Sings Ellington Hot & Cool was released in 1999.


Track Layout
 1 Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me 4:01  8 In A Sentimental Mood 3:31
 2 Mood Indigo 4:33  9 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore 3:16
 3 She’s Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) 4:49  10 Sophisticated Lady 4:43
 4 Caravan 4:36  11 In A Mellow Tone 6:54
 5 Chelsea Bridge 3:59  12 Day Dream 3:56
 6 Azure 3:56  13 Prelude To a Kiss 4:55
 7 I’m Just a Lucky So-and-So 3:39  14 It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) 4:02
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Primary Musical Personnel

Vocals Tony Bennett
Piano Ralph Sharon
Guitar Gray Sargent
Bass Paul Langosch
Drums Clayton Cameron
Trombone Al Grey (She Got It Bad)
Trumpet Wynton Marsalis (Mood Indigo, Chelsea Bridge, She Got It Bad)
Violin Joel Smirnoff (Sophisticated Lady, Prelude To a Kiss)
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Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool was recorded in May, 1999 at The Hit Factory, New York.

Production Personnel

Producers Tony Bennett, Danny Bennett
Recorded and Mixed by Joel Moss
Assistant Engineers Rob Murphy, Jason Groucott, Steve Schweidel
Mastering Greg Calbi
Production Coordinator Vance Anderson
Engineering and Design Live Studio Monitoring Tom Young
A&R Don DeVito
Art Direction Arnold Levine, Josh Cheuse
Design Frank Harkins
Photography Herman Leonard
Liner Notes Nat Hentoff
Orchestral Charts arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli
Orchestra contractor Jesse Levy
Big Band Charts arranged and conducted by Ralph Burns
Band Contractor Emile Charlap


  • Recorded and mixed at The Hit Factory, New York
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Clayton Cameron uses Regal Tip Sticks and plays Ludwig drums
  • Ralph Sharon uses Steinway pianos exclusively provided by ProPiano, New York
  • Tony Bennett uses Sennheiser and Neumann microphones exclusively
  • Wynton Marsalis appears courtesy of Columbia Records
  • Joel Smirnoff appears courtesy of Sony
  • Al Grey appears courtesy of Grey Rose Music, Inc.


  • 2000: Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance

Additional Releases

  • 2011: Disc #65 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874603-JK63)


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