Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson (EJC 55531)

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Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson

Ella Fitzgerald

Essential Jazz Classics


EJC 130428

EJC 55531



Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson

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CD 8,22 €

This edition presents te complete classic album Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson (Verve V64054) which was the first of Ella Fitzgerald’s variouscollaborations with the great conductor and arranger Nelson Riddle. All of the music recorded during these 1961 sessions has been included here (adding seven tracks to the twelve on the original LP), as well as two rare tunes from their initial 1959 collaboration (the Gershwin Songbook) which weren’t issued on that album. Thanks to Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson, Fitzgerald won a Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Performance.

Orchestra conducted & arranged by NELSON RIDDLE. Featuring Ronnie Lang (as)
Los Angeles, Nov-Dec, 1961.

[13 to 19] from the same session but not included on the original LLP

[20-21] Bonus Tracks
Ella Fitzgerald (vcl), with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra including
Don Fagerquist (tp), Bob Cooper (ts) & Alvin Stoller (d).
Los Angeles, January 5, 7 & 8, 1959.

01. When Your Love Has Gone
02. Don’t Be That Way
03. Love Me Or Leave Me
04. I Hear Music
05. What Am I Here For?
06. I’m Gonna Go Fishin’
07. I Won’t Dance
08. I Only Have Eyes For You
09. The Gentleman Is A Dope
10. Mean To Me
11. Alone Together
12. Pick Yourself Up
13. Darn That Dream*
14. Georgia On My Mind*
15. I Can’t Get Started *
16. It’s A Pity To Say Goodnight*
17. Call Me Darling [Long Take] *
18. Call Me Darling [Short Take] *
19. All Of Me*
20. Somebody Loves Me**
21. Cheerful Little Earful**
TOTAL TIME : 62:39
*From the same sessions but not included on the original LP.