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Ella Fitzgerald Live In '57 and '63 Previous Broadcasts

KQED Channel 9: Sat, Feb 10, 2007 -- 6:00 PM

Ella Fitzgerald was one of the most beloved and influential jazz vocalists of the twentieth century. With her three octave vocal range, uncanny interpretive abilities and a mastery of the improvisational technique known as "scat," she earned 13 Grammy Awards as well as innumerable other honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
This program features "The First Lady of Song" in two classic performances. The first is her earliest known complete concert to be captured on film. Shot in Belgium, this 1957 concert has Ella performing with jazz greats Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Jo Jones and the legendary 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."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 13, 2007 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 13, 2007 -- 6:00 AM
  • V-me: Sun, Feb 11, 2007 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 11, 2007 -- 12:00 PM
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