Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Fine and Mellow’ is a studio album recorded on January 8, 1974 and released by Pablo in 1979.
Track Listing : 1.Fine And Mellow (Billie Holiday) – 06:05 . 2.I’M Just A Lucky So-And-So (Mack David, Duke Ellington) – 06:35 . 3.I Don’T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 05:01 . 4.Rockin’ In Rhythm (Harry Carney, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 06:00 . 5.I’M In The Mood For Love (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Mchugh) – 03:15 . 6.’Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) – 04:37 . 7.I Can’T Give You Anything But Love (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Mchugh) – 04:10 . 8.The Man I Love (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 06:45 . 9.Polka Dots And Moonbeams (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 05:03
Musicians : Harry Edison – Trumpet . Clark Terry – Trumpet, Flugelhorn . Zoot Sims – Tenor Saxophone . Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis . Joe Pass – Guitar . Tommy Flanagan – Piano . Ray Brown – Double Bass . Louie Bellson – Drums
Production : Produced By Norman Granz
Recorded On January 8, 1974 At Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Released In 1979 By Pablo.
joefl @ RateYourMusic
The entire album is an amazing performance by everyone; it’s a pristine recordingand a great collection of standards that sounds anything but standard. It is exceptional. This is not only my favorite Ella record, it is one of my favorite Jazz records period. […]
A Customer @ Amazon
There’s nothing mellow about Ella’s best on Pablo! Ella’s voice became thicker and more textured as she got olderand on this 1974 set, recorded while she was still in her mid-50’s, is her best post-Verve performance. Her lower timbre not too thick, it added to her vocals just a hint of blues. […]