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Ella and Duke 66

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Join us as we spin an LP tracked 50 years ago in the French Riviera, with singing great Ella Fitzgerald and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

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Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington had a busy year in 1966, recording live in both Stockholm and on the Cote d'Azur in France. A number of LPs from those live sets have been released, and we're giving one a whirl on this episode to celebrate 50 years since the recording!

Ella appeared with both the Ellington Orchestra and with the Jimmy Jones trio, whilst the orchestra also performed some of their own numbers. So grab a glass and chill by the fire with this winter warmer from two jazz legends.

Presented by Jessica Nicholas
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Jun 9, 2016. 9:00pm - 9:40pm

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 - June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After tumultuous teenage years, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with...

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