Ella Fitzgerald With The Roy Eldridge Sextet – Live in Stockholm 1957

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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.

Track listing:
00:00 Announcement
01:02 Undecided
04:49 Embraceable You
08:32 School Days
12:19 Lester Leaps In
20:36 Moonlight in Vermont
25:07 Bugle Call Rag
29:49 Announcement 2
30:04 You Got Me Singing the Blues
32:26 Angel Eyes
35:46 Lullaby of Birdland
38:01 Tenderly
41:13 Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me
45:04 April in Paris
49:23 I Can’t Give You Anything but Love
53:14 Love for Sale
57:28 I Don’t Mean a Thing
01:05:24 Final Announcement


Title: Live in Stockholm 1957
Year Of Release: 2022
Label: Ascension Records