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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella In Berlin [CD]


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Cat. no: 170066
Format: CD
Barcode: 8436563184345
Release Date: 09 Dec 2022
Genre: Jazz

CD edition of one of the great concert records of all time - Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella in Berlin' + 9 bonus tracks, with 28-page booklet featuring new specially prepared liner notes by Penguin Guide to Jazz's Brian Morton and by Paris' prestigious publication, Jazz Magazine 

"The Berlin visit comes in the middle of a long sequence of 'songbook' recordings, usually working with top orchestras, led by Buddy Bregman, Nelson Riddle, Bill Doggett, Marty Paich, Frank DeVol, and others, highly accurate and well- drilled outfts all. And yet, it's with a small group that her powers are most evident. Pianist Paul Smith, with whom she also made The Intimate Ella at this time, was a much underrated accompanist. Guitarist Jim Hall is more widely recognized for his own work, while bassist Wilfred Middlebrooks and drummer Gus Johnson combine the virtues of elastic swing and strict control of time. She may have forgotten the words to 'Die Moritat von Mackie Messer', but she still made a triumph of it, and the Berlin crowd loved her for it. One of the great concert records of the period." - Penguin Guide To Jazz

Tracks: Gone With The Wind / Misty / The Lady Is A Tramp / The Man I Love / Summertime / Too Darn Hot / Lorelei / MacK The Knife / How High The Moon? / Introduction To Ella's Band / Love For Sale / Just One Of Those Things / Little Girl Blue / Too Close For Comfort / I Can't Give You Anything But Love / Airmail Special / You Won't Be Satisfed / Undecided

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