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Ella Fitzgerald - North Sea Jazz Concert Series (1979) [White Vinyl LP]

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Ella Fitzgerald - North Sea Jazz Concert Series (1979) - 12" White Vinyl LP Record

North Sea Jazz Series

1LP on 180g Audiophile White Coloured Vinyl

This is the first release in the new North Sea Jazz Concert Series, a series of iconic live performances on vinyl, officially recorded by the Dutch Public Broadcasting companies at the North Sea Jazz Festival and officially licensed for this vinyl release.

For this first release, the honour is given to one of the most famous jazz singers ever, Ella Fitzgerald. On Friday 13 July 1979, she gave a raucous and peerless performance at the festival then still held in The Hague. The "First Lady Of Song" worked her way with verve through standards like 'There Will Never Be Another You', 'Satin Doll', ''Round Midnight' and 'Mr Paganini'. Her accompanists that night were Paul Smith on piano, Keter Betts on bass and Mickey Roker on drums; a trio line-up with the power of a big band.

The North Sea Jazz Concert Series will include officially licensed releases that will be released as standard on 180-gram white vinyl in a sleeve of heavy paper printed on reversed board. The records will be captured in mainly black-and-white artwork by Hans Pol in his signature style of the festival with inspiration from the covers of classic older jazz releases from the Blue Note label, for example. The liner notes are written by journalist and jazz expert Jeroen de Valk.

Future releases will include NSJ recordings by such notables as Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Ray Charles, Dexter Gordon and Jan Akkerman. It will be a long-running series with the aim of releasing the most extraordinary NSJ performances on vinyl.


A1 There Will Never Be Another You
A2 Satin Doll
A3 Make Me Rainbows
A4 Almost Like Being In Love
A5 After You've Gone
A6 Dindi
A7 'Round Midnight

B1 You've Changed
B2 Mr. Paganini
B3 St. Louis Blues
B4 I've Got A Crush On You
B5 Roll'em Pete

North Sea Jazz / NTR / Avro Tros / Mojo Concerts Release - BGDNSJ23004
UPC: 8718627235775