Unreleased Ella Fitzgerald On Dot Time Records!


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Based in New York and with offices in Germany and the Netherlands, Dot Time Records isn’t the vision of one producer and owner, but a team based on friendship, experience and mutual respect. More than anything, it is a modern label that has left the dusty image of the record mogul and entered the age of networking and collaboration. --All About Jazz
The inaugural release of the Legends series is Ella Fitzgerald: Live at Chautauqua. Vol. 1.

The date is July 11, 1968. The venue is the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater in Western New York near Lake Erie (a venue built in 1893 that had housed such varied programs as those presented by Booker T. Washington, Amelia Earhart, Marian Anderson, George Shearing and where FDR delivered his famous “I Hate War” speech). All those in attendance that night experienced the reason why Fitzgerald will be forever known as the “First Lady of Song.”

That summer evening in July was a night of brilliance from this master of interpretation and improvisation. Listeners will feel the same excitement while they’re transported by Ella. Accompaniment provided by the Tee Carson Trio with the leader at the piano, Keter Betts (a longtime accompanist not only with Ella but many years with Dinah Washington) at the bass and Joe Harris on drums. This release is the whole first set from this July evening. A program filled with old classics and soon to be new classics sung by Ella. The set includes the 1934-35 hit “The Object Of My Affection” which has never seen the light of day on disc by Ella until the version heard on this recording. Fitzgerald delivered a program that continued her soulful, tender, gutsy and swinging style. The audience on this evening is also part of the experience. They revel in Ella’s joy & sorrow throughout the whole set, one listen and you know they adore her.

This release comes with extensively researched liner notes and essay by Scott Wenzel.

The first set track list is: It’s All Right With Me, I’m Beginning To See The Light, Blue Skies, On A Clear Day Medley, For Once In My Life, The Object Of My Affection, Sunny, Goin’ Out Of My Head Medley, Watch What Happens, Midnight Sun, A Tisket A Tasket, The Lady Is A Tramp, One Note Samba.

This story appears courtesy of Scott Thompson Public Relations.
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