Concert Years

Concert Years

by Ella Fitzgerald
     
 

On this four-CD set are some of Ella Fitzgerald's finest live performances during the years she was managed by Norman Granz. All of the material (which is taken from ten different performances in 1953, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1983) was previously released on various Pablo albums. Since this is a best-ofSee more details below

Overview

On this four-CD set are some of Ella Fitzgerald's finest live performances during the years she was managed by Norman Granz. All of the material (which is taken from ten different performances in 1953, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1983) was previously released on various Pablo albums. Since this is a best-of collection and was lovingly put together by the knowledgeable producer Eric Miller, the music is consistently rewarding and emphasizes the interpretive skills, scatting and jazz phrasing of the First Lady of Song. Although mostly backed by her trio/quartets of the period, Ella does get to jam "Perdido" with the 1953 JATP All-Stars, is backed by the Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestras on some songs and revisits "Flying Home" with an all-star group in 1983. The most remarkable performance is 1972's "C Jam Blues" which features Ella trading off remarkable musical jokes with Al Grey, Stan Getz, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Roy Eldridge.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/1994
Label:
Pablo
UPC:
0025218441421
catalogNumber:
4414
Rank:
314161

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  2. Body and Soul
  3. Why Don't You Do Right?
  4. Oh, Lady Be Good
  5. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  6. How High the Moon
  7. My Funny Valentine
  8. Smooth Sailing
  9. The Frim Fram Sauce
  10. Perdido
  11. Imagine My Frustration
  12. Duke's Place
  13. Satin Doll
  14. Something to Live For
  15. So Danço Samba (Jazz Samba)
  16. Don't Be That Way
  17. You've Changed
  18. Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
  19. On the Sunny Side of the Street
  20. Cotton Tail

Disc 2

  1. Night And Day
  2. The Many Faces of Cole Porter: Get Out of Town/Easy to Love/You Do ...
  3. The Ballad Medley: Body and Soul/The Man I Love/I Loves You Porgy
  4. The Bossa Scene: The Girl From Ipanema/Fly Me to the Moon/O Nosso Amor ...
  5. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  6. St. Louis Blues
  7. Love
  8. Begin The Beguine
  9. Indian Summer
  10. You've Got A Friend
  11. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
  12. Madalena
  13. Shiny Stockings
  14. I Can't Stop Loving You
  15. C Jam Blues

Disc 3

  1. Sweet Georgia Brown
  2. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  3. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  4. The Man I Love
  5. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  6. Lemon Drop
  7. The Very Thought of You
  8. Happy Blues
  9. Caravan
  10. Satin Doll
  11. Teach Me Tonight
  12. Wave
  13. It's All Right With Me
  14. How High the Moon
  15. 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do

Disc 4

  1. Too Close for Comfort
  2. I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
  3. Day By Day
  4. Ordinary Fool
  5. Billie's Bounce
  6. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
  7. Make Me Rainbows
  8. After You've Gone
  9. 'Round Midnight
  10. You've Changed
  11. Basella
  12. Manteca
  13. Willow Weep for Me
  14. All of Me
  15. Blue Moon
  16. Night And Day
  17. Flying Home

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Herb Ellis   Acoustic Guitar
Freddie Green   Acoustic Guitar
Joe Pass   Acoustic Guitar
Harry Carney   Alto Saxophone
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone
Eric Dixon   Alto Saxophone,Trombone
Jimmy Forrest   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Alto Saxophone
Paul Gonsalves   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton   Alto Saxophone
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Curtis Peagler   Alto Saxophone
Bobby Plater   Alto Saxophone
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
Willie Smith   Alto Saxophone
Danny Turner   Alto Saxophone
Keter Betts   Bass
Ray Brown   Bass,Trumpet
Joe Comfort   Bass
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Frank DeLaRosa   Bass
John Lamb   Bass
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen   Bass
Louie Bellson   Drums
Bobby Durham   Drums
Bobby Durham   Drums
J.C. Heard   Drums
Gus Johnson   Drums
Rufus "Speedy" Jones   Drums
Mickey Roker   Drums
Ed Thigpen   Drums
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Count Basie Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Duke Ellington   Performing Ensemble,Piano
Count Basie   Piano
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Paul Smith   Piano
Ray Tunia   Piano
Kenny Hing   Saxophone
Bub Hooks   Saxophone
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Stan Getz   Tenor Saxophone
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Chuck Conners   Trombone
Chuck Connors   Trombone
Buster Cooper   Trombone
Grey   Trombone
Bill Harris   Trombone
Bill Hughes   Trombone
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Mel Wanzo   Trombone
John Williams   Trombone
Dennis Wilson   Trombone
Mitchell Wood   Trombone
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
George Cohen   Trumpet
Paul Cohen   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Mercer Ellington   Trumpet
Herb Jones   Trumpet
Pete Minger   Trumpet
Waymon Reed   Trumpet
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Cootie Williams   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Angel Balestier   Engineer
Dave Richards   Engineer
Joe Tarantino   Engineer
Val Valentin   Engineer
Benny Green   Liner Notes
Norman Granz   Producer
Eric Miller   Producer,Remixing
David Luke   Remixing
Phil DeLancie   Remixing
Tom Size   Remixing

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