Jazz Icons® - Ella Fitzgerald - Live In '57 & '63
From Jazz Icons
Jazz Icons® Ella Fitzgerald features "The First Lady Of Song" in two distinct performances. The first is the earliest known complete concert of Ella to be captured on film. Shot in Belgium, this 1957 concert has her performing with jazz greats Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Jo Jones, and Oscar Peterson on classics such as "Lullaby Of Birdland," and "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)." The second show is an intimate in-studio performance from 1963, taped in Sweden, featuring Ella backed by a quartet including pianist Tommy Flanagan. Highlights include stellar versions of "Mack The Knife" and "Just One Of Those Things." (56 minutes)
Jazz Icons® is a DVD series featuring full-length concerts and in-studio performances by the greatest legends of jazz. Each DVD features a 16-page booklet with an essay written by an authoritative jazz historian as well as rare and unseen photos. Jazz Icons® DVDs are produced with the full support and cooperation of the artists or their estates, who, in most cases, contribute rare personal photographs, memorabilia, and forewords.