Personnel includes: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Ellis Larkins (piano).
The Chick Webb Orchestra: Eddie Barefiled (bandleader, saxophone); Chauncy Horton, Pete Clarke, Arthur Clarke, Bob Ashton, Hayward Henry (saxophone); Taft Jordan, Dick Vance, Francis "Franc" Williams, Frank Lo Pinto (trumpet); George Matthews, Al Cobb, Garnett Brown, Jack Jeffers (trombone); Cliff Smalls (piano); Lawrence Lucie (guitar); Beverly Peer (bass).
The Tommy Flanagan Quintet: Tommy Flanagan (piano); Joe Pass (guitar); Keeter Betts (bass); Fredie Waits (drums).
Jazz At Carnegie All-Stars: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone); Roy Eldridge (trumpet); Al Grey (trombone); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Joe Pass (guitar); Keeter Betts (bass); Freddie Waits (drums).
Compilation producer: Nedra Olds-Neal.
Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York on July 5, 1973. Includes liner notes by Chris Albertson.
This is part of the Columbia Jazz Masterpieces series.
The somewhat confusing title of this two-disc live set comes from the fact that although this July 5, 1973, concert took place at New York City's Carnegie Hall, it was sponsored by the Connecticut-based Newport Jazz Festival. This expanded version of what had been a heavily-condensed two-album set on vinyl contains the complete concert, which featured Ella Fitzgerald with a variety of backers, including a version of the Chick Webb Orchestra, the horn-heavy Jazz At Carnegie All-Stars, and most satisfyingly, the Tommy Flanagan Quintet (featuring sterling guitarist Joe Pass). She sounds terrific with all three bands. The eight previously unreleased tracks, including a dazzling scat rendition of "Stompin' at the Savoy," are as magnificent as the more familiar material. This is one of the finest of the many live Fitzgerald sets.
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