Ella Fitzgerald

In Concert 1959 w/ Roy Eldridge (SCCD36503)

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In Concert 1959 w/ Roy Eldridge

Ella Fitzgerald

Steeplechase

716043650323

SLC 169252

SCCD36503

JAZZ

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CD 14,03 €

Ella Fitzgerald in Copenhagen April 1959 was said to be still shy at age 42 and still modest after the 25 years of downright success reign as “Queen of Jazz”.

The third volume of “In Concert” series features Ella’s quintet. Roy Eldridge, Swing Era’s greatest trumpeter, opens the program with two tracks. The live recording of this concert in Copenhagen has been essentially unknown for half a century. We are happy to add this release to Ella Fitzgerald’s legacy of supreme vocal art of American jazz.

PERSONNEL:

  • Roy Eldridge - (trumpet on tracks 1 & 2)
  • Ella Fitzgerald - (vocal on tracks 3 -11)
  • Herb Ellis - (guitar on tracks)
  • Lou Levy - (piano)
  • Wilfred Middlebrooks - (bass)
  • Gus Johnson - (drums)

Recorded Falkoner Centret, Copenhagen May 21,1959

TRACKS:

  • 01 SOFT WINDS
  • 02 ROY’S RIFF
  • 03 CHEEK TO CHEEK
  • 04 YOU BROUGHT A NEW KIND OF LOVE
  • 05 ALL I NEED IS YOU
  • 06 TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
  • 07 WHATEVER LOLA WANTS
  • 08 ALRIGT, OKEY, YOU WIN
  • 09 LADY BE GOOD
  • 10 I LOVES YOU, PORGY
  • 11 HOW HIGH THE MOON