Ella Fitzgerald

Sings Duke Ellington (PWR 27369)

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Sings Duke Ellington

Ella Fitzgerald

Poll Winners Records

8436559464307

PWR 151792

PWR 27369

JAZZ

2

CD 14,99 €

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 ON CD 1: STUDIO SMALL GROUPS

ELLA FITZGERALD, vocals on all tracks, plus:

[1-14]: Ben Webster (ts), Stuff Smith (vln), Paul Smith (p),
Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d).
Hollywood, September 4, 1956.
(Tracks 4, 10 & 12 are duets with Barney Kessel.)

[15-19]: Ben Webster (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g),
Ray Brown (b), Alvin Stoller (d). Hollywood, October 17, 1957.
(On track 15 omit Webster and Stoller; track 18 is a duet with Oscar Peterson.)

PERSONNEL ON CD 2: LIVE SMALL GROUPS

ELLA FITZGERALD, vocals on all tracks.
Recorded live with small groups at various locations between 1950 and 1961.

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

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

CD 1: TOTAL TIME 78:53 Min.

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

CD 2: LIVE SMALL GROUPS - 76:01 Min.

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