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Stockholm Concert, 1966
     

The Stockholm Concert, 1966

by Duke Ellington
 
After an auspicious beginning with the Chick Webb band and long solo run featuring a celebrated string of songbook albums on Verve (Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, etc.), Ella Fitzgerald maintained her high profile from the mid-'60s

Overview

After an auspicious beginning with the Chick Webb band and long solo run featuring a celebrated string of songbook albums on Verve (Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, etc.), Ella Fitzgerald maintained her high profile from the mid-'60s onward, mostly by touring the world and -- to a lesser extent -- recording a series of enjoyable dates for Pablo. This informal-sounding, never before released Stockholm concert recording from 1966 shows why Fitzgerald as primarily a live performer is not such a bad thing. Backed by Duke Ellington's orchestra and her own trio of pianist Jimmy Jones, bassist Joe Comfort, and drummer Gus Johnson, she shows off her incredible interpretive skills on a mix of standards heavy with Ellington and Strayhorn classics. Along with a rousing rendition of "Cottontail" (featuring a scatting Fitzgerald and tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves trading fours), there's a pop swinging version of "Satin Doll" and all too rarely heard vocal takes of "Imagine My Frustration" and "Something to Live For." Rounding out the Ellington cuts, Fitzgerald also exquisitely handles '60s fare like Jobim's "So Danco Samba" and Bacharach's "Wives and Lovers." In addition to Gonsalves, Ellington regulars like Johnny Hodges and Cootie Williams also contribute some fine solos. While maybe not as essential as Ella's Verve songbooks, The Stockholm Concert is still a must for any serious Fitzgerald fan.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Pablo
UPC:
0025218024228
catalogNumber:
2308242

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano,Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Mercer Ellington   Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals,Track Performer
Paul Gonsalves   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Hodges   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Russell Procope   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Chuck Connors   Trombone
Harry Carney   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Joe Comfort   Bass
Buster Cooper   Trombone
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Gus Johnson   Drums
Herb Jones   Trumpet
Jimmy Jones   Piano
John Lamb   Bass
Sam Woodyard   Drums

Technical Credits

Norman Granz   Producer,Liner Notes

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