(2002) Ella At Juan-Les-Pins

Ella Fitzgerald

... read moreOne of the forgotten live LPs from the career of vocal jazz's most impressive live artist, Ella at Juan-Les-Pins found Ella Fitzgerald at the Fifth Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, France, in July 1964, working with a great group: trumpeter Roy Eldridge, pianist Tommy Flanagan...

02:35′:33″ 49 Songs

Disk 1

1
Introduction (Live 7/28/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
0:43
2
Hello Dolly (Live 7/28/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
2:07
3
Day In, Day Out (Live At Cote D'azur, France / 1964)
Ella Fitzgerald
2:54
4
Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' (Live (7/28/64-Cote D'azur))
Ella Fitzgerald
4:13
5
I Love Being Here With You (Live 7/28/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
3:32
6
People (Live 7/28/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
4:25
7
Someone To Watch Over Me (Live 7/28/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
3:43
8
Can't Buy Me Love (Live 7/28/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
2:51
9
Them There Eyes (Live 7/28/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
2:34
10
The Lady Is A Tramp (Live (7/28/64-Cote D'azur))
Ella Fitzgerald
4:38
11
Summertime (Live At Juan-Les-Pins, France / 7/28/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
2:49
12
Cutie Pants (Live 7/28/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
1:38
13
I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket (Live (7/28/64-Cote D'azur))
Ella Fitzgerald
2:36
14
St. Louis Blues (Live (7/28/64-Juan-Les-Pins))
Ella Fitzgerald
5:46
15
Perdido (Live (7/28/64-Cote D'azur))
Ella Fitzgerald
7:16
16
A Tisket, A Tasket (Live 7/28/64 #1)
Ella Fitzgerald
0:54
17
Mack The Knife (Live (7/28/64-Juan-Les-Pins))
Ella Fitzgerald
3:44
18
A Tisket, A Tasket (Live 7/28/64 #2)
Ella Fitzgerald
1:29
19
Honeysuckle Rose (Live)
Ella Fitzgerald
5:02
20
Introduction (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
1:11
21
Hello, Dolly! (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
2:17
22
Day In, Day Out (Live (7/29/64-Cote D'azur))
Ella Fitzgerald
2:48
23
Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' (Live (7/29/64-Cote D'azur))
Ella Fitzgerald
4:00
24
I Love Being Here With You (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
3:24

Disk 2

1
People (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
4:00
2
Someone To Watch Over Me (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
3:42
3
Can't Buy Me Love (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
2:57
4
Them There Eyes (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
2:34
5
The Lady Is A Tramp (Live (7/29/64-Cote D'azur))
Ella Fitzgerald
4:45
6
Summertime (Live (7/29/64-Juan-Les-Pins))
Ella Fitzgerald
3:08
7
Cutie Pants (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
1:41
8
I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket (Live (7/29/64-Cote D'azur))
Ella Fitzgerald
2:37
9
St. Louis Blues (Live (7/29/64-Juan-Les-Pins))
Ella Fitzgerald
7:01
10
Perdido (Live (7/29/64-Cote D'azur))
Ella Fitzgerald
7:08
11
A Tisket, A Tasket (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
1:20
12
Goody, Goody (Live (7/29/64-Cote D'azur))
Ella Fitzgerald
1:53
13
The Boy From Ipanema (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
2:42
14
They Can't Take That Away From Me (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
2:37
15
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
2:52
16
Shiny Stockings (Live (7/29/64-Juan-Les-Pins))
Ella Fitzgerald
3:21
17
Somewhere In The Night (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
2:23
18
I've Got You Under My Skin (Live At Cote D'azur / 1964)
Ella Fitzgerald
3:12
19
Blues In The Night (Live (7/29/64-Cote D'azur))
Ella Fitzgerald
4:04
20
Too Close For Comfort (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
2:23
21
Mack The Knife (Live (7/29/64-Juan-Les-Pins))
Ella Fitzgerald
3:34
22
When Lights Are Low / A Tisket, A Tasket (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
1:49
23
The Cricket Song (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
2:22
24
How High The Moon (Live (7/29/64-Juan-Les-Pins))
Ella Fitzgerald
3:57
25
A Tisket, A Tasket / When Lights Are Low (Live 7/29/64)
Ella Fitzgerald
0:57
Released 01 January 2002, ℗ 2002 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Review

One of the forgotten live LPs from the career of vocal jazz's most impressive live artist, Ella at Juan-Les-Pins found Ella Fitzgerald at the Fifth Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, France, in July 1964, working with a great group: trumpeter Roy Eldridge, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Bill Yancey, and drummer Gus Johnson. The group doesn't get as much space as they deserve, but with Fitzgerald a commanding presence, it's hardly ever felt. And she does give the appreciative crowd the show they're looking for; whereas most vocalists have treated songs like "Them There Eyes" and "Perdido" as features for their playful side, Fitzgerald simply rips them apart with twisting, turning wordplay, breakneck tempos the band can hardly keep up with, and scats no listener can digest the first or second time through. She wrings all the selfish joi de vivre from "The Lady Is a Tramp" (addressing herself), then, with barely a pause, moves into a carefully paced "Summertime." Two recent crossovers, Barbra Streisand's "People" and the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love," serve as pleasant stopgap items between the real show, and Fitzgerald reprises her legend-making rendition of "Mack the Knife" from Ella in Berlin, describing the entire sorted Brecht-to-Darin-to-Armstrong history of the song while never losing her sense of swing. Throughout, she never fails to energize or charm her audience. ~ John Bush