Ella Fitzgerald records for Verve ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook’ with an orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle (1963)

‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook’ is a studio album recorded on January 5-7, 1963, with an orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle and released the same year by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.Let’S Begin (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) – 02:56 . 2.A Fine Romance (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) – 03:36 . 3.All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 03:15 . 4.I’Ll Be Hard To Handle (Jerome Kern, Bernard Dougall) – 03:47 . 5.You Couldn’T Be Cuter (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) – 03:13 . 6.She Didn’T Say Yes (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) – 03:20 . 7.I’M Old Fashioned (Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer) – 03:27 . 8.Remind Me (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) – 03:50 . 9.The Way You Look Tonight (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) – 04:28 . 10.Yesterdays (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) – 02:51 . 11.Can’T Help Lovin’ Dat Man (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 03:54 . 12.Why Was I Born? (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 03:44

Musicians : Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals . Don Fagerquist – Trumpet . Caroll Lewis – Trumpet . Dick Nash – Trombone . George Seaberg – Trombone . Shorty Sherock – Trombone . Tommy Pederson – Trombone . Tommy Shepard – Trombone . George Roberts – Trombone . Plas Johnson – Tenor Saxophone . Harry Klee – Woodwind . Joe Koch – Woodwind . Wilbur Schwartz – Woodwinds . Paul Smith – Piano . Sidney Sharp – Piano . Gerald Vinci – Piano . Champ Webb – Piano . Robert Bain – Guitar . Joe Comfort – Double Bass . Frank Flynn – Drums . Alvin Stoller – Drums . Nelson Riddle – Conductor . Victor Arno – Violin . Israel Baker – Violin . Victor Bay – Violin . Alex Beller – Violin . Armand Kaproff – Cello . Ray Kramer – Cello . Dan Lube – Cello . Erno Neufeld – Cello . Lou Raderman – Cello . Nathan Ross – Cello . Alex Neimann – Viola . Paul Robyn – Viola . Barbara Simons – Viola . Eleanor Slatkin – Cello . Don Lube – Violin On (1 – 3 – 5 – 6) . Sidney Sharp – Violin On (1 – 3 – 5 – 6) . Ray Kramer – Cello On (1 – 3 – 5 – 6) . Ann Mason Stockton – Harp On (2 – 4 – 7) . Felix Slatkin – Violin On (2 – 4 – 7) . Marshall Sosson – Violin On (2 – 4 – 7) . Edgar Lustgarten – Cello On (2 – 4 – 7)

Production : Produced By Norman Granz . Nelson Riddle . Val Valentin – Engineer

Arrangements : Nelson Riddle

Package : James Gavin – Liner Notes . Benny Green – Liner Notes . Hollis King – Art Direction

Recorded On January 5-7, 1963 At Radio Recorders Studio 10H, Los Angeles.

Released In 1963 By Verve.

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PopMatters
A victim of his own ubiquity, Riddle does little to differentiate his trademark punctuating horn charts and string-section swells from prior works, so everything sounds a little too familiar and too comfortable. […]

allmusic
It’s sure to please fans of Kern and big-band standardsand for aficionados of Fitzgerald’s other Song Book albums, this is a must. […]

Remembering Ella
Nelson Riddle understood that and orchestrated accordingly, accentuating the subtle tones and colors of Kern’s melodies rather than their jazz possibilities. That Ella is able to perform exquisitely in this context is a testament to her remarkable diversity. […]

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