ELLA FITZGERALD: Sings Duke Ellington (2CD)

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Sings Duke Ellington (2CD)

This release contains Ella Fitzgerald’s complete small group studio sides from her celebratedalbum devoted to the music of Duke Ellington.

Complementing them, CD2 of this set presents a selection of small-group live performancesshowcasing Ella singing Ellington tunes at a wide variety of venues between 1950 and 1961.

Includes 16-page booklet with memorabilia and the original, as well as updated, liner notes.

Disc One, 1-14: Ben Webster (ts), Stuff Smith(vln), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), JoeMondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Hollywood,September 4, 1956. 15-19: Ben Webster (ts),Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b),Alvin Stoller (d), Hollywood, October 17, 1957.

Disc Two: Recorded live with small groups atvarious locations between 1950 and 1961,featuring Lou Levy, Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis(g), Max Bennett, Ray Brown (b), Jo Jones, GusJohnson (d), among others.

 

CD1: Studio Small Groups Total Time: 78:53
1. Cotton Tail 3:27
2. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me 7:43
3. Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’ 3:34
4. Solitude 2:09
5. Rocks In My Bed 3:59
6. Satin Doll 3:29
7. Sophisticated Lady 5:20
8. Just Squeeze Me (But Don’T Tease Me) 4:17
9. It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) 4:15
10. Azure 2:22
11. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart 4:11
12. In A Sentimental Mood 2:47
13. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore 5:02
14. Prelude To A Kiss 5:29
15. Mood Indigo 3:28
16. In A Mellow Tone 5:11
17. Love You Madly 4:41
18. Lush Life 3:40
19. Squatty Roo 3:41

CD2: Live Small Groups Total Time: 76:01
1. I’m Beginning To See The Light 3:31
2. Sophisticated Lady 3:34
3. Perdido 5:48
4. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me 3:52
5. Just Squeeze Me 3:04
6. Caravan 2:44
7. I Got It Bad 4:29
8. Perdido #2 6:34
9. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me #2 3:35
10. Solitude 1:58
11. Take The “A” Train 3:46
12. Caravan #2 2:04
13. Satin Doll 2:53
14. Just Squeeze Me #2 2:46
15. Take The “A” Train #2 9:00
16. In A Mellow Tone 2:09
17. Sophisticated Lady #2 3:59
18. I Got It Bad #2 3:42
19. Perdido #3 6:25

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