A little departure from my usual political ravings....
I picked up a video of Ella Fitzgerald singing live, on stage, in Belgium in 1957, and Sweden in 1963.
I fell in love with her all over again. The indoor Belgium concert is unbelievable. She is backed up by Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown.
Ella does her great renditions of Lullaby of Birdland, April in Paris, etc. One of her takes, she does a little imitation of Louis Armstrong.
The DVD is produced by Jazz Icons. There is a little note from Quincy Jones on the back.
The time is about 56 minutes and it is shot in B/W.
When the world is getting you down, this is a great summer "pick-me-up."
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