“This LP is a classic. Ella Fitzgerald is heard at the peak of her powers during a Berlin concert that is famous for her unique version of ‘Mack the Knife’; when she forgot the words in mid- performance, she substituted spontaneous and remarkable lyrics of her own. This music (which also includes a hot version of ‘How High the Moon’) is essential for all serious jazz collections.” — Scott Yanow
ELLA FITZGERALD, vocals PAUL SMITH, piano JIM HALL, guitar WILFRED MIDDLEBROOKS, bass GUS JOHNSON, drums
Deutschlandhalle. Berlin, Germany. February 13, 1960.
SIDE A: 01. That Old Black Magic 02. Our Love Is Here To Stay 03. Gone With The Wind 04. Misty 05. The Lady Is A Tramp 06. The Man I Love 07. Summertime
SIDE B: 01. Too Darn Hot 02. Lorelei 03. Mack The Knife 04. How High The Moon? 05. Love For Sale 06. Just One Of Those Things