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

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra
Crazy Rhythm / All The Cats Join In

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
Braggin' In Brass / Carnival In Caroline

Larry Adler
Harmonica Virtuoso

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
Masterpieces By Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Duke Ellington
Ellington Uptown

Charles Mingus
Mingus Dynasty

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra
The Great Benny Goodman

The Mike Flowers Pops
A Groovy Place

Duke Ellington
The Complete Duke Ellington Vol.11 1938

Count Basie Orchestra
The Swinging Count!

Bruce Forsyth
I'm In Charge