Ella Fitzgerald Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert (Live)

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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: Polygram Records

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.691.Introduction
  • Buy for $0.992.St. Louis Blues
  • Buy for $0.993.These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
  • Buy for $0.994.Just Squeeze Me
  • Buy for $0.695.Angel Eyes
  • Buy for $0.996.That Old Black Magic
  • Buy for $0.997.Just One of Those Things
  • Buy for $0.998.I Loves You Porgy
  • Buy for $0.699.It's All Right With Me
  • Buy for $0.9910.I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • Buy for $0.9911.Introduction
  • Buy for $0.9912.When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
  • Buy for $0.9913.A Foggy Day
  • Buy for $0.9914.Midnight Sun
  • Buy for $0.6915.The Lady Is a Tramp
  • Buy for $0.9916.Sophisticated Lady
  • Buy for $0.9917.Caravan
  • 18.Stompin' at the Savoy

Product Description:

This was recorded on Ella's 40th Birthday, 1958.
Personnel includes: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Lou Levy (piano); Max Bennett (bass); Gus Johnson (drums).
Oscar Peterson Trio: Oscar Peterson (piano); Herb Ellis (guitar); Ray Brown (bass).
Recorded on April 25, 1958, Ella Fitzgerald's 40th birthday, ELLA IN ROME finds one of the best jazz singers in history at the peak of her powers and not yet even halfway through her long and illustrious career. Norman Granz, head of Verve and Fitzgerald's producer, gives a flowery introduction that Fitzgerald goes on to justify. The opening "St Louis Blues," with an extended, intricate scat solo, is simply transcendent, and the ballads, like a slinky version of Duke Ellington's "Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me)," are stunning. The hour-long program also features a small-combo set with the always-amazing Oscar Peterson Quartet and a salute to Louis Armstrong, with whom Fitzgerald had recently recorded three albums. The entire performance is simply remarkable, and a must for Fitzgerald fans.

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  • Sales Rank: 130,018
  • UPC: 042283545427
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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