Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Take Love Easy’ with Joe Pass (1973)

Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Take Love Easy’ is a studio album recorded on August 28, 1973 with Joe Pass and released the same year by Pablo.

Track listing : . 1.Take Love Easy (Duke Ellington, John Latouche) – 04:36 . 2.O Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved) (Vinícius de Moraes, Ray Gilbert, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 02:19 . 3.Don’t Be That Way (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) – 04:39 . 4.You’re Blasé (Ord Hamilton, Bruce Sievier) – 03:27 . 5.Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) – 03:34 . 6.A Foggy Day (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 06:10 . 7.Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You? (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) – 04:04 . 8.You Go To My Head (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 05:44 . 9.I Want to Talk About You (Billy Eckstine) – 03:28 .

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Musicians : . Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals . Joe Pass – Guitar .

Production . Produced by Norman Granz . Rafael O. Valentin – Engineer . Alan Yoshida – Mastering .

Package : . Peter Grant – Design . Benny Green – Liner Notes . Phil Stern asterisques RVM – Photography .

Recorded August 28, 1973.

Released in 1973 by Pablo.


Because the emphasis is on ballads and not all of the songs are that well suited to Fitzgerald’s musical personality (particularly “Lush Life” and “I Want to Talk About You”), this set is only a mixed success. […]

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Elle’s voice seems to transcend time and space entering into my room and Joe’s ever so velvety guitar sound brings deep satisfaction into the jazz lover in me. The music sounds so effortless and smooth it is like watching a great sunset while relaxing on the beach in the Caribbean. It doesn’t get much better than this folks! […]

Though I enjoy music of many different genres, this album transcends genre for me somehow. In these sessions, two astounding artists, who share an incredible chemistry, communicate the nuances of wit and tenderness with exquisitely sophisticated simplicity. It is a rare gem. […]


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