The Duke - Ella's Way Ella Fitzgerald
Recorded in New York City, 1957
First Movement: Royal Ancestry
Second Movement: All Heart
Third Movement: Beyond Category
Fourth Movement: Total Jazz
Commisioned and written especially for the album "Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book", Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald comprises four movements, each introduced verbally by Duke while Strayhorn ad libs at the piano. Among the featured solists are Paul Gonsalves (1 mov.); Harold Baker (2 mov.); Clark Terry, and Paul Gonsalves and Jimmy Hamilton (3 mov.); Terry, Gonsalves, Sanders and Hamilton (4 mov.).
Jazz / Big Band / Swing