Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Swings Lightly’ with the Marty Paich Dek-tette (1958)

Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Ella Swings Lightly’ is a studio album recorded on November 23-24, 1958, with the Marty Paich Dek-tette and released the same year by Verve

Track Listing : 1.Little White Lies (Walter Donaldson) – 02:31 . 2.You Hit The Spot (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) – 02:44 . 3.What’S Your Story, Morning Glory? (Jack Lawrence, Paul Francis Webster, Mary Lou Williams) – 02:38 . 4.Just You, Just Me (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) – 02:19 . 5.As Long As I Live (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 02:48 . 6.Teardrops From My Eyes (Rudy Toombs) – 03:45 . 7.Gotta Be This Or That (Sunny Skylar) – 03:05 . 8.Moonlight On The Ganges (Sherman Myers, Chester Wallace) – 02:22 . 9.My Kinda Love (Louis Alter, Jo Trent) – 03:41 . 10.Blues In The Night (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 03:39 . 11.If I Were A Bell (Frank Loesser) – 02:33 . 12.You’Re An Old Smoothie (Nacio Herb Brown, Buddy Desylva, Richard A. Whiting) – 02:45 . 13.Little Jazz (Roy Eldridge, Buster Harding) – 03:02 . 14.You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, Peter Norman) – 02:18 . 15.Knock Me A Kiss (Mike Jackson) – 04:06 . 16.720 In The Books (Harold Adamson, Jan Savitt, Leo Watson) – 02:52


Phil Stern

Musicians : Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals . Marty Paich – Conductor . Vincent Derosa – French Horn . Bob Enevoldsen – Sax (Tenor), Trombone (Valve) . Don Fagerquist – Trombone . Med Flory – Sax (Baritone) . Bill Holman – Sax (Tenor) . John Kitzmiller – Tuba . Lou Levy – Piano . Mel Lewis – Drums . Joe Mondragon – Bass . Al Porcino – Trombone . Bud Shank – Sax (Alto)

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Package : James Gavin – Liner Notes . William Red Carraro – Artwork . Phil Stern asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On November 23-24, 1958 At Radio Recorders, Hollywood.

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fatpidgeon @ RateYourMusic
This is one case where the title really does say it all. Ella swings lightlyand delightfully, through a set of well-known and lesser-known tunes. She is so masterful that you hardly notice that some of the songs aren’t that great […]

Jazz History Online.com
. Fitzgerald scats just under two choruses on each take (with a surprise modulation occurring before the second chorus). The solos are radically different, proving that Fitzgerald was creating on the spotand not singing a memorized solo. […]

Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Ella Swings Lightly’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]

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