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Ella Fitzgerald

Sings Duke Ellington: Studio + Live Small Groups (2 CD)

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Code:
AJC-150487
Label:
American Jazz Classics
EAN:
8436559462679
Reference:
99134
Format:
CD
Number of Discs:
2

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2-CD SET

5 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

This release contains Ella Fitzgerald’s complete small group studio sides from her celebrated album devoted to the music of Duke Ellington. Complementing them, CD2 of this set presents a selection of small-group live performances showcasing Ella singing Ellington tunes at a wide variety of venues between 1950 and 1961.

PERSONNEL:

ELLA FITZGERALD, on all tracks plus:

ON CD 1 [1-14]:

BEN WEBSTER, tenor sax
STUFF SMITH, violin
PAUL SMITH, piano
BARNEY KESSEL, guitar
JOE MONDRAGON, bass
ALVIN STOLLER, drums

Hollywood, September 4, 1956.

ON CD 1 [15-19]:

BEN WEBSTER, tenor sax
OSCAR PETERSON, piano
HERB ELLIS, guitar
RAY BROWN, bass
ALVIN STOLLER, drums

Hollywood, October 17, 1957.

ON CD 2: Recorded live with small groups at various locations between 1950 and 1961.

Featuring:

LOU LEVY, OSCAR PETERSON, piano
HERB ELLIS, guitar
MAX BENNETT, RAY BROWN, bass
JO JONES, GUS JOHNSON, drums
among others

TRACKS:

CD 1: STUDIO SMALL GROUPS

01 COTTON TAIL
02 DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
03 JUST A-SITTIN’ AND A-ROCKIN’
04 SOLITUDE
05 ROCKS IN MY BED
06 SATIN DOLL
07 SOPHISTICATED LADY
08 JUST SQUEEZE ME (BUT DON’T TEASE ME)
09 IT DON’T MEAN A THING (IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING)
10 AZURE
11 I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART
12 IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD
13 DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
14 PRELUDE TO A KISS
15 MOOD INDIGO
16 IN A MELLOW TONE
17 LOVE YOU MADLY
18 LUSH LIFE
19 SQUATTY ROO

TOTAL TIME: 78:53 Min.

CD 2: LIVE SMALL GROUPS

01 I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT
02 SOPHISTICATED LADY
03 PERDIDO
04 DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
05 JUST SQUEEZE ME
06 CARAVAN
07 I GOT IT BAD
08 PERDIDO #2
09 DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME #2
10 SOLITUDE
11 TAKE THE “A” TRAIN
12 CARAVAN #2
13 SATIN DOLL
14 JUST SQUEEZE ME #2
15 TAKE THE “A” TRAIN #2
16 IN A MELLOW TONE
17 SOPHISTICATED LADY #2
18 I GOT IT BAD #2
19 PERDIDO #3

TOTAL TIME: 76:01 Min.