Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things
Tracing the story of Ella Fitzgerald’s life, this special film explores how her music became a soundtrack for a tumultuous century.
Tracing the story of Ella Fitzgerald’s life, this documentary film explores how her music became a soundtrack for a tumultuous century.
From a 1934 talent contest at the Apollo theatre in Harlem, the film follows Ella’s extraordinary journey across five decades as she reflects the passions and troubles of the times in her music and her life.
Moving beyond conventional biopic, the film uses images and music to evoke the feel of those times, bringing to life the context of Ella’s unique career, featuring interviews from Smokey Robinson, Jamie Cullum, Tony Bennett, Norma Miller and Laura Mvula.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Interviewed Guest||Norma Miller|
|Interviewed Guest||Laura Mvula|
|Interviewed Guest||Ray Brown Jr|
|Interviewed Guest||Margo Jefferson|
|Interviewed Guest||Gregg Field|
|Interviewed Guest||Tony Bennett|
|Interviewed Guest||Johnny Mathis|
|Interviewed Guest||Jamie Cullum|
|Interviewed Guest||Kenny Barron|
|Interviewed Guest||Cleo Laine|
|Interviewed Guest||Smokey Robinson|
|Interviewed Guest||Andre Previn|
|Interviewed Guest||Patti Austin|
|Interviewed Guest||Izsak Perlman|
|Interviewed Guest||Will Friedwald|
|Interviewed Guest||Jim Blackman|
|Production Company||Eagle Rock Films|