Live in Stockholm 1957
Lone Hill Jazz
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With Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Jo Jones (d), Stuff Smith (vl) & Donald Abney (p). Recorded at the Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, April 28, 1957.
1. Announcement, 2. Undecided, 3. Embraceable You, 4. School Days, 5. Lester Leaps In, 6. Moonlight In Vermont, 7. Bugle Call Rag, 8. Announcement, 9. You Got Me Singing The Blues, 10. Angel Eyes, 11. Lullaby Of Birdland, 12. Tenderly, 13. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me, 14. April In Paris, 15. I Can't Give You Anything, 16. Love For Sale, 17. It Don't Mean A Thing, 18. Final Announcement.
Total time: 66:46 mins.
Billed as a Jazz at the Philharmonic performance, this concert consists of two intimate sets: the first showcases Roy Eldridge leading an All Star sextet, while the second part of the concert is the long Ella Fitzgerald set, with just a rhythm section.
Highlights include her powerful renditions of such classics as "Angel Eyes", "Lullaby of Birdland" and "Love for Sale".
The final number, a vigorous version of "It Don't Mean a Thing", brings Roy Eldridge and Stuff Smith back on stage. Stuff Smith, Don Abney, Herb Ellis and Roy Eldridge perform solos.
Although this performance in Sweden was presented by the famous jazz promoter Norman Granz as part of his Jazz at the Philharmonic format, this concert clearly departs from the usual jam session scheme. In fact, it consists of two rather intimate separate sets.