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Ella Fitzgerald – Newport Jazz Festival Live at Carnegie Hall

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On July 5th 1973, Ella Fitzgerald came to Carnegie Hall to pay her respects to the music she has cherished and so enhanced for nearly forty years. To jazz she sang and to a few of her peers: Basie and Dizzy and her only boss Chick Webb. She bowed to the blues (“I’m not a blues singer”.)and to Joe Williams, who is. She sang to the poets, offering a wry salute from one who has lived a lyric or two herself, and, finally, she sang to the people, people like you and me.


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SKU: Pure Pleasure/Columbia Records KG32557 [16] Categories: , , , , Tags: , , ,


STEREO Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London This is a wonderful live album. Recorded toward the end of Ella’s career, by concert’s end it is apparent that she has about lost her voice, but not the audience’s adoration. The album showcases her in various settings: with the (obviously) reconstituted Chick Webb Orchestra, with Ellis Larkins, with Joe Pass and with Tommy Flanagan (of course); the album also has some nods to the Webb Orchestra, noteworthy for late-career blowing by “Lockjaw” Davis. Highlights: “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “Good Morning Heartache” (an intended and most worthy tribute to Lady Day), “Miss Otis Regrets,” the first encore of “Some of these Days,” and intended set-ender of Ella doing what she does best, scatting through “Lemon Drop.” Recorded July 5th 1973 at Carnegie Hall Produced by John Hammond & Teo Macero Concert producer: Norman Granz Recording engineers: Stan Tonkel.


1. I’ve Gotta Be Me
2. Good Morning Heartache
3. Miss Otis Regrets
4. Medley: Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me/These Foolish Things
5. Any Old Blues
6. A-Tisket A-Tasket
7. Indian Summer
8. Smooth Sailing
9. You Turned The Tables On Me
10. Nice Work If You Can Get It
11. I’ve Got A Crush On You
1. Medley: I Can’t Get Started/The Young Man With The Horn/’Round Midnight
2. Star Dust
3. C Jam Blues
4. Medley: Taking A Chance On Love/I’m In The Mood For Love
5. Lemon Drop
6. Some Of These Days
7. People





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Weight 0.760 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm