Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Ella in Berlin’ is a live album rRecorded on February 13, 1960, at the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin and reelased the same year by Verve.
Track Listing : 1.Gone With The Wind (Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel) – 02:25 . 2.Misty (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) – 02:38 . 3.The Lady Is A Tramp (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 02:40 . 4.The Man I Love (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 03:42 . 5.Summertime (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) – 03:02 . 6.Too Darn Hot (Cole Porter) – 03:17 . 7.Lorelei (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 03:27 . 8.Mack The Knife (Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) – 04:39 . 9.How High The Moon (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) – 06:58
Musicians : Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals . Paul Smith – Piano . Jim Hall – Guitar . Wilfred Middlebrooks – Double Bass . Gus Johnson – Drums
Production : Produced By Norman Granz
Package : Norman Granz – Liner Notes
Recorded On February 13, 1960 At The Deutschlandhalle, Berlin.
Released In 1960 By Verve.
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I’m not much of a fan of singers such as this. Vocal jazz doesn’t really do anything for me. This album didn’t really change my view of the genre. Ella’s singing was quite good throughout, but it just kind of bores me. […]
Incidentally, she does not miss the opportunity of doing her impression of Louis Armstrong, for years a proven crowd pleaser. It gave audiences an indefinable feel-good factor that added significantly to her in-person charmand it can still be felt, decades later, on compact disc. […]
Fitzgerald is brilliant throughout the well-rounded set, with highlights including “Misty” (a version very different from Sarah Vaughan’s), “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “Too Darn Hot,” and a scat-filled “How High the Moon.” This is essential music. […]