Ella Fitzgerald Ella Swings Gently With Nelson

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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1993
  • Label: Polygram Records

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Sweet and Slow
  • Buy for $0.992.Georgia on My Mind
  • Buy for $0.993.I Can't Get Started
  • Buy for $0.994.Street of Dreams
  • Buy for $0.995.Imagination
  • Buy for $0.996.The Very Thought of You
  • Buy for $0.997.It's a Blue World
  • Buy for $0.998.Darn That Dream
  • Buy for $0.999.She's Funny That Way
  • Buy for $0.9910.I Wished on the Moon
  • Buy for $0.9911.It's a Pity to Say Goodnight
  • Buy for $0.9912.My One and Only Love
  • Buy for $0.6913.Body and Soul
  • Buy for $0.9914.Call Me Darling - (bonus track)
  • Buy for $0.9915.All of Me - (bonus track)

Product Description:

Compilation producer: Michael Lang.
Recorded between 1961 and 1962 in Los Angeles. Includes liner notes by James Gavin and original release liner notes by Benny Green.
"It's A Pity To Say Goodnight" and "My One And Only Love" are reissue bonus tracks and are not included on the original release of ELLA SWINGS GENTLY WITH NELSON.
Personnel: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals).
Liner Note Author: James Gavin.
Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (11/13/1961-12/27/1961).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Michael Lang ; Nelson Riddle; Val Valentin.
Arranger: Nelson Riddle.
Few album titles are as descriptive as ELLA SWINGS GENTLY WITH NELSON. This 1961 date finds both Ella Fitzgerald, fresh from her SONGBOOKS triumphs and an artistically and commercially satisfying partnership with Louis Armstrong, and Nelson Riddle, then the most in-demand arranger in Hollywood for his classic series of albums with Frank Sinatra, at their respective creative peaks.
Though it's near-impossible to upstage Fitzgerald, Riddle certainly deserves his co-billing. His arrangements are simply amazing, beautifully lush yet never cloyingly sweet. Fitzgerald, whose collaborations with Armstrong and Duke Ellington show that she always worked best with a creative foil, rises beautifully to the occasion, singing with both exuberance and remarkable control. The program, heavy on classic ballads instead of her more familiar uptempo tunes, gives her less of a showcase for her stunning scat solos, but emphasizes her often-overlooked lower register. Her singing is sexy, sultry and, as always, utterly unique.

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  • Sales Rank: 32,251
  • UPC: 731451934827
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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