Personnel: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Joe Pass (guitar); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Keter Betts (bass); Bobby Durham (drums).
Recorded live at Ronnie Scott's, London, England on April 11, 1974. Includes original liner notes by Benny Green.
Digitally remastered directly from the orginal analog master tapes by Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley).
Personnel: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Joe Pass (guitar); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Bobby Durham (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Kirk Felton.
Liner Note Author: Benny Green .
Recording information: Ronnie's Scott's, London, England (04/11/1974).
Photographer: Phil Stern.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Joe Pass; Keter Betts; Tommy Flanagan.
The legendary Ronnie Scott's is the definitive jazz club in London. Throughout its history, the club has played host to the greatest jazz performers in the world. This magnetic live set, which was recorded at Ronnie Scott's on April 11, 1974, is one of the best live albums ever recorded at the venue. Backed by a tight and lively quartet featuring her longtime cohorts Joe Pass on guitar and Tommy Flanagan on piano, Fitzgerald sings as well as she ever has. From a saucy "Sweet Georgia Brown," featuring an astonishing scat break, to a mellow "The Man I Love," the program is flawless. Even James Taylor's soft and understated "You've Got a Friend" sounds robust and full-bodied. An excellent example of live small-combo jazz.