Jazz Icons: Ella Fitzgerald, Live in '57 and '63 - DVD






Product Code: D981
Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Publisher: TDK
Series: Jazz Icons
ISBN-13: 9781423422907
ISBN-10: 1-4234-2290-2
UPC-A: 884088126131
Instrumentation: Vocal

Jazz Icons: Ella Fitzgerald features “The First Lady Of Song” in two distinct performances. The first is the earliest known complete concert of Ella to be captured on film.

Shot in Belgium, this 1957 concert has her performing with jazz greats Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Jo Jones and the legendary Oscar Peterson on classics such as “Lullaby Of Birdland,” and “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).”

The second show is an intimate in-studio performance from 1963, taped in Sweden, featuring Ella backed by a quartet including pianist Tommy Flanagan. Highlights include stellar versions of “Mack The Knife” and “Just One Of Those Things.”

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Live In Belgium 1957:
Vocal- Ella Fitzgerald
Piano- Don Abney
Bass- Ray Brown
Drums- Jo Jones
Guitar- Herb Ellis
Additional Personnel on “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”
Trumpet- Roy Eldridge
Piano- Oscar Peterson

Song List:
- Angel Eyes
- Lullaby Of Birdland
- Love For Sale
- Tenderly
- April In Paris
- Just One Of Those Things
- Roll ‘Em Pete
- I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
- It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)

Live in Sweden 1963:
Vocal- Ella Fitzgerald
Piano- Tommy Flanagan
Bass- Jim Hughart
Drums- Gus Johnson
Guitar- Les Spann

Song List:
- No Moon At All
- Just One Of Those Things
- Runnin’ Wild
- Georgia On My Mind
- Desafinado
- Hallelujah, I Love Her So
- Mack The Knife

16-page booklet
Foreword by Ella's son Ray Brown, Jr.
Liner notes by Will Friedwald
Cover photo by Paul Hoeffler
Booklet photos by Ted Williams, William "PoPsie" Randolph, Susanne Schapowalow, Herman Leonard, Jamie Hodgson
Memorabilia collage
Total time: 56 minutes