At the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975

At the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975

by Ella Fitzgerald
     
 
Although Ella Fitzgerald had been on the jazz scene for over four decades by the time of this 1975 concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival, she still knew how to swing and keep the audience in the palm of her hand. Backed by lyrical pianist Tommy Flanagan, the solid bassist Keter

Overview

Although Ella Fitzgerald had been on the jazz scene for over four decades by the time of this 1975 concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival, she still knew how to swing and keep the audience in the palm of her hand. Backed by lyrical pianist Tommy Flanagan, the solid bassist Keter Betts and the driving drummer Bobby Durham, the vocalist wows the crowd with a mix of standards, popular jazz compositions and ballads in a way that only she could do it. Even though her voice shows evidence of a little more vibrato on her held notes at the end of a phrase (especially on the ballads), she still emotes like no one else, occasionally adding some playful scat in the up-tempo numbers and captivating the audience with her romp through "How High the Moon," a piece she kept fresh even though she had performed it hundreds of times over the years. This is easily one of Ella Fitzgerald's better live sets from late in her career, which would continue for another decade before ill health finally caused her to retire.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/1993
Label:
Ojc
UPC:
0025218678926
catalogNumber:
789

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Keter Betts   Bass
Bobby Durham   Drums

Technical Credits

Percy Grainger   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Angel Balestier   Remixing
Norman Granz   Producer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
John Luard Timperley   Engineer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Paul Beattie   Engineer
Morgan Lewis   Composer
Robert Prince   Composer
Eric Miller   Engineer
Todd Weinstein   Cover Photo
Benny Green   Liner Notes

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