Cover image for Ella Fitzgerald Ken Burns jazz.
Title:
Ella Fitzgerald Ken Burns jazz.
Author:
Fitzgerald, Ella, performer.
Publication Information:
Universal City, Calif. : Verve : Distributed by Universal Music and Video Distribution, [2000]

â„—2000
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Issued in conjunction with the PBS documentary; all songs previously released.

Compact disc.

Biographical notes by Phil Bailey ([12] p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Language:
English
Contents:
A-tisket, a-tasket ; Vote for Mr. Rhythm (Chick Webb and his orchestra) -- Betcha nickel (Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra) -- Flying home (Vic Schoen and orchestra) -- Nice work if you can get it -- Smooth sailing (Bill Doggett and orchestra) -- Lullaby of Birdland (Sy Oliver and orchestra) -- Night and day (Buddy Bregman and orchestra) -- Let's call the whole thing off (Louis Armstrong, vocal) -- Sophisticated lady -- Oh, lady, be good! -- Blue skies (Paul Weston and orchestra) -- Mack the Knife -- How high the moon -- Blues in the night (Billy May and orchestra) -- (You'll have to swing it) Mr. Paganini -- A night in Tunisia -- Shiny stockings (Count Basie and his orchestra).
Subject Term:

Added Uniform Title:
Jazz (Television program)
UPC:
731454908726
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

With cooperation from the Verve and Columbia Legacy catalogs, the Ken Burns Jazz series on CD individually spotlights the musical excellence of 22 jazz originators whose careers and influence are explored in Burns' PBS documentary Jazz. It's quite a stretch to compile the roughly seven-decade career of Ella Fitzgerald in 18 tracks, though this collection does an admirable job. The highlights start in 1938 with the Chick Webb Orchestra on "A-Tisket A-Tasket" and "Vote for Mr. Rhythm," and continue with one track from the '40s ("Flying Home") and eight tracks from the '50s (including her essential interpretations from the great American songbook and a duet with Louis Armstrong). The disc concludes with highlights from the early '60s, including "Mack the Knife," "How High the Moon," and "Shiny Stockings," a Count Basie date on Verve. While it's impossible to sum up the history of Ella on a single disc, the highlights on Ken Burns Jazz should make the novice listener interested enough to continue searching out more material. Taken in that context, this compilation performs its function; however, it contains nothing for aficionados. ~ Al Campbell


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