Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall

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Ella Fitzgerald at the Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall
Live album by Ella Fitzgerald
Released 1973
Recorded July 5, 1973
Genre Jazz, Vocal jazz
Length 134:06
Label Columbia
Producer Norman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
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Review scores
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Ella Fitzgerald at the Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall is a 1973 (see 1973 in music) live album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by a reconstructed Chick Webb Band, the pianist Ellis Larkins, and for the second half of the album, the Tommy Flanagan Quartet (featuring Joe Pass).

This was a historic night for Fitzgerald, reuniting her with many members that had worked with her when she performed with the drummer and Bandleader Chick Webb in the mid-1930s. Fitzgerald is also reunited with the pianist Ellis Larkins, who accompanied on her 1950 album Ella Sings Gershwin. The second half of the record sees Fitzgerald perform a typical set from this stage in her career.

Fitzgerald is introduced by the great jazz singer Carmen McRae on the second disc. McRae also appeared on the 2001 remastered edition of Fitzgerald's only other recorded appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, 1958's Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday at Newport.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one

  1. Opening Announcement by Eddie Barefield, "Let's Get Together" (Chick Webb) – 1:04
  2. "Stompin' at the Savoy" (Benny Goodman, Andy Razaf, Edgar Sampson, Webb) – 3:46
  3. "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" (Van Alexander, Ella Fitzgerald) – 3:16
  4. "Indian Summer" (Al Dubin, Victor Herbert) – 5:08
  5. "Smooth Sailing" (Jimmy Cobb) – 3:38
  6. Eddie Barefield Original (Eddie Barefield) – 3:30
  7. Band Introductions/"Let's Get Together" – 2:01
  8. Announcement by George Wein – 1:04
  9. "You Turned the Tables on Me" (Louis Alter, Sidney D. Mitchell) – 5:01
  10. "Nice Work If You Can Get It" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 2:57
  11. "I've Got a Crush on You" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 2:48
  12. Introduction of the 'Jazz at Carnegie All-Stars' by George Wein – 1:46
  13. "Somebody Loves Me" (Buddy DeSylva, G. Gershwin, Ballard MacDonald) – 9:19
  14. Medley: "I Can't Get Started"/"The Young Man with the Horn"/"Round Midnight" (I. Gershwin, Vernon Duke)/(Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) – 9:03
  15. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) – 3:58
  16. "Avalon" (Buddy DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose) – 13:10

Disc Two

  1. "C Jam Blues" (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington) – 12:33
  2. Introductions of Ella Fitzgerald by George Wein and Carmen McRae – 2:26
  3. "I've Gotta Be Me" (Walter Marks) – 3:04
  4. "Down in the Depths (on the Ninetieth Floor)" (Cole Porter) – 4:55
  5. "Good Morning Heartache" (Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higgenbotham) – 5:42
  6. "What's Going On" (Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye) – 4:17
  7. "Miss Otis Regrets" (Porter) – 4:55
  8. "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler) – 3:10
  9. "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 3:28
  10. "Any Old Blues" (Fitzgerald) – 4:44
  11. "Taking a Chance on Love" (Duke, Ted Fetter, John La Touche) – 2:09
  12. "I'm in the Mood for Love" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 1:19
  13. "Lemon Drop" (George Wallington) – 4:49
  14. "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" (excerpt) – 2:13
  15. "Some of These Days" (Shelton Brooks) – 6:29
  16. "People" (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) – 4:45
  17. "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" (excerpt) – 0:42


Recorded July 5, 1973, in Carnegie Hall, New York City.