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At the Opera House

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Released  1958
Release date  1958
Label  Verve Records
Artist  Ella Fitzgerald
Producer  Norman Granz
Genres  Jazz, Vocal jazz
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Recorded  September 29, 1957 Chicago Opera House, Chicago October 7, 1957 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Length  32:10 (original LP) 59:20 (CD reissue)
At the Opera House (1958)  Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday at Newport (1958)
Similar  Ella Fitzgerald albums, Jazz albums

Ella fitzgerald at the opera house it s all right with me wmv


At the Opera House is a 1958 live album by Ella Fitzgerald. The album presents a recording of the 1957 Jazz at the Philharmonic Concerts. This series of live jazz concerts was devised by Fitzgerald's manager Norman Granz, they ran from 1944 to 1983. Featured on this occasion, in 1957, are Fitzgerald and the leading jazz players of the day in an onstage jam session. The first half of the 1990 CD edition includes a performance that was recorded on September 29, 1957 at the Chicago Opera House, whilst the second half highlights the concert recorded on October 7, 1957 at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles. The original LP obviously included only the mono tracks (#10-18).

Contents

This album is typical of Ella's concert repertoire in the mid 50's, singing swing standards, and songs referencing her recent 'Songbook' series, in this case, the Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart songbooks.

Ella fitzgerald at the opera house stompin at the savoy wmv


Reception

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Scott Yanow wrote of the album "... this album is mostly recommended to her greatest fans. However, the music is wonderful, there are variations between the different versions, and her voice was at its prime".

Track listing

For the 1986 Verve CD re-issue Ella Fitzgerald at the Opera House, Verve 831-269-2

  1. "It's All Right with Me" (Cole Porter)  – 2:32
  2. "Don'cha Go 'Way Mad" (Jimmy Mundy, Illinois Jacquet, Al Stillman)  – 2:42
  3. "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)  – 3:01
  4. "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" (Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell)  – 3:46
  5. "Ill Wind" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)  – 2:47
  6. "Goody Goody" (Johnny Mercer, Matty Malneck)  – 1:54
  7. "Moonlight in Vermont" (Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)  – 3:06
  8. "Them There Eyes" (Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey)  – 2:08
  9. "Stompin' at the Savoy" (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb, Andy Razaf)  – 5:14

Tracks 1-9 recorded in stereo on the 29th of September 1957 at the Chicago Opera House.

  1. "It's All Right with Me"  – 2:45
  2. "Don'cha Go Way Mad"  – 2:31
  3. "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"  – 3:22
  4. "These Foolish Things"  – 3:49
  5. "Ill Wind"  – 2:53
  6. "Goody Goody"  – 1:55
  7. "Moonlight in Vermont"  – 3:15
  8. "Stompin' at the Savoy"  – 7:15
  9. "Oh, Lady Be Good!" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)  – 4:25

Tracks 10-18 recorded in mono on the 7th of October 1957 at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

Tracks 1-16

  • Ella Fitzgerald - Vocals
  • Oscar Peterson - Piano
  • Herb Ellis - Guitar
  • Ray Brown - Bass
  • Jo Jones - Drums
  • Tracks 17-18

  • Ella Fitzgerald - Vocals
  • Oscar Peterson - Piano
  • Herb Ellis - Guitar
  • Ray Brown - Bass
  • Connie Kay - Drums
  • Roy Eldridge - Trumpet
  • J. J. Johnson - Trombone
  • Sonny Stitt - Alto Sax
  • Lester Young - Tenor Sax
  • Illinois Jacquet - Tenor Sax
  • Coleman Hawkins - Tenor Sax
  • Stan Getz - Tenor Sax
  • Flip Phillips - Tenor Sax
  • Songs

    It's All Right With Me2:32
    Don'cha Go 'Way Mad2:42
    Bewitched - Bothered and Bewildered3:01

    References

    At the Opera House Wikipedia


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