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jazz Ella Fitzgerald Live at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels Sonuma Archives 1957

Sonuma Archives 1957

Ella Fitzgerald Live at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels Sonuma Archives 1957


“We don’t think we’ve had a more enthusiastic audience in all of Europe” … these are the words that Norman Granz says at the end of this wonderful 1957 performance by Ella Fitzgerald and her all-star line-up in Brussels. Ella had joined Granz' label the year before, and together they delivered her famed Songbook series, a project that increased her worldwide renown. He was also stridently opposed to the persistent racism American south, and made a point of removing signs that segregated audience members into different sections. 

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  • Ella Fitzgerald | Bandleader , Mezzo-soprano
  • Herb Ellis | Guitarist
  • Ray Brown | Double bassist
  • Jo Jones | Drummer
  • Roy Eldridge | Trumpeter
  • Oscar Peterson | Pianist
  • Stuff Smith
  • Claude Misonne | Movie director


  • Matt Dennis / Ella Fitzgerald, Angel Eyes
  • Ella Fitzgerald / George Shearing, Lullaby of Birdland
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Cole Porter, Love For Sale
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Walter Gross, Tenderly
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Vernon Duke, April In Paris
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Cole Porter, Just One Of Those Things
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Big Joe Turner / Pete Johnson, Roll 'Em Pete
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Jimmy McHugh, I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Duke Ellington, It Don't mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)


  • Venue: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Salle Henry Le Boeuf (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Production date: 1957
  • Recording date: 1957
  • Duration: 40 min
  • Production: © Sonuma
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