March 26, 2023 – 7:20 am

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France 1975 [no label, 1CD]

Festival de Jazz d’Antibes. Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, France; July 19, 1975. Very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to cosmikd for sharing the show at Dime.

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The surprise success of the 1972 album Jazz at Santa Monica Civic ‘72 led [her manager] Norman Granz to found Pablo Records, his first record label since the sale of Verve. Fitzgerald recorded some 20 albums for the label. Ella In London recorded live in 1974 with pianist Tommy Flanagan, guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Keter Betts and drummer Bobby Durham, was considered by many to be some of her best work. The following year she again performed with Joe Pass on German television station NDR in Hamburg. Her years with Pablo Records also documented the decline in her voice. “She frequently used shorter, stabbing phrases, and her voice was harder, with a wider vibrato”, one biographer wrote. Plagued by health problems, Fitzgerald made her last recording in 1991 and her last public performances in 1993. - wikipedia

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FM > Yamaha TX-330 > Audacity (WAV) > WaveLab > FLAC (level 8, sector-align)
Broadcast: Les Légendes du Jazz, France Musique, dec 24 2022

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Track 01. Caravan 2:34
Track 02. Too Close For Comfort 4:14
Track 03. Teach Me Tonight 4:51
Track 04. Wave 5:09
Track 05. It’s All Right With Me 3:03
Track 06. Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love 5:25
Track 07. I Want To Be Happy 4:17
Track 08. Good Morning Heartache 5:04
Track 09. Echoes Of Madrid 2:57
Track 10. The Boy From Ipanema/Agua De Beber/Fly Me To The Moon 8:12
Track 11. Ain’t Nobody’s Business 6:38
53 mins

Ella Fitzgerald - vocals
Tommy Flanagan - piano
Keter Betts - double bass
Bobby Durham - drums

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  1. 15 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: ELLA FITZGERALD - ANTIBES 1975”

  2. Rumor has it Ella preferred Big Uns

    By U L E on Mar 26, 2023

  3. Of course

    By U L E on Mar 26, 2023

  4. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Mar 26, 2023

  5. Enjoy the music here , but what’s with this cloudfare bullshit? Half the time you can’t connect to a post . It’s this click to prove you’re human crap over and over . Captcha shit too . What’s with this shit ?

    By David on Mar 26, 2023

  6. David you fuckin wad of goat spunk. Its because of dikheads like yuo posting all the homo shit. I came out of the closet thanks to the O

    By Derrick on Mar 26, 2023

  7. I can’t wait for the analysis of this music by the nice people who apparently want to post on here. So come on you musical geniuses, let’s hear from you

    By Johnny Straight on Mar 26, 2023

  8. Fanxt for this Ella BigO. I first saw her on a US Army base in England in 1949. And remember her Memorex commercials, they were fantastic weren’t they. I’ve also got an Italian 25 CD box set of Ella outtakes, Prince and Jimi Hendrix play on some of them uncredited. Best that Darth - Swappers

    By Swappers on Mar 26, 2023

  9. Hey Jocko P, rumors recently circulating that it is your very own self who keeps starting these rumors. We all know you are an attention seeking numbnut - so stopping ask stooopid questions!

    By HHH on Mar 26, 2023

  10. She never farted in my face, no chicks will

    A big nasty wet one after she ate bbq with greens or a bean burrito with hot sauce would have been so nice

    I can almost taste it!

    By U L E on Mar 26, 2023

  11. I had a few comments removed! That proves that bigo has the ability to delete comments… if they want to.

    But they don’t bother to do delete any of the other garbage hate speech racist porn filth comments that he and his idiot friends post…

    It’s easy, but they don’t bother to do it. Apparently they haven’t figured out that removing a few comments every day will increase the donations they keep asking for.

    It won’t happen quickly, mainly because they allowed the trolls to post here for several years now.

    Do us all a favor, bigo, and clean it up here. Make it a good site to go to again.

    By Derrick on Mar 26, 2023

  12. Derrick you got that right.

    By Mike on Mar 27, 2023

  13. Yeah right, “Derrick”, Mike Hunt.

    Where’s your considered views on this music? You haven’t got a clue, have you?Come on, let’s hear it. If you’re so much better than everyone else on here, let’s hear from you, you lame brained virtue signalling buffoons.

    By Nelson on Mar 27, 2023

  14. Yeah Darth and Sluggo I got this already in a 25CD Italian issue Box set of some of the best of Ella. Some of the tracks have got Jimi, Frank Zappa and Prince on guitar on them man. Ella played a gig in my nursery when I was 4 years old - I’m telling you I was into Ella before any of you lot, I love jazz it’s so intellectual and difficult to understand Anyway BigO Thanks for this recording it is just the best. Fanxt!

    By Swappers on Mar 27, 2023

  15. DikinBaus is a tasty treat!

    By Smelson on Mar 27, 2023

  16. Ella has a voice that a cross between honey and dynamite.

    By leesa on Mar 28, 2023

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