Ella Fitzgerald Ballads (2003)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ballads (2003)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Nov. 25, 2014
Ella Fitzgerald - Ballads (2003)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ballads (2003)
Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Booklet | 71 min | 167 MB
Label: Saga Sarl | Rel: 2003

Until I heard Ella perform them, I didn’t realize how good our songs were,” said Ira, George Gershwin’s brother and cowriter. They didn’t give Ella Fitzgerald the title “First Lady of Song” just because her devastating sense of swing could set the house on fire. She was just as formidable when performing ballads, and possessed skills capable of transmitting the slightest emotion.
Ella Fitzgerald - At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 (1975) [Reissue 1993] (Repost)

Ella Fitzgerald - At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 (1975) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 270 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (OJCCD-789-2)

Although Ella Fitzgerald had been on the jazz scene for over four decades by the time of this 1975 concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival, she still knew how to swing and keep the audience in the palm of her hand. Backed by lyrical pianist Tommy Flanagan, the solid bassist Keter Betts and the driving drummer Bobby Durham, the vocalist wows the crowd with a mix of standards, popular jazz compositions and ballads in a way that only she could do it. Even though her voice shows evidence of a little more vibrato on her held notes at the end of a phrase (especially on the ballads), she still emotes like no one else, occasionally adding some playful scat in the up-tempo numbers and captivating the audience with her romp through "How High the Moon"…
Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - Take Love Easy (1974) [Reissue 1997]

Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - Take Love Easy (1974) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 158 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JVC (JVCXR-0031-2)

Ella Fitzgerald and guitarist Joe Pass teamed up in a set of duets for this album which has been reissued on CD. 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. Much more successful are "Don't Be That Way" and "A Foggy Day" but this is not one of the more essential Ella Fitzgerald records.
Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington - Ella & Duke at The Cote D'Azur (1966) {2CD Set Verve 314-539-030-2 rel 1997}

Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington - Ella & Duke at The Cote D'Azur (1966) {2CD Set Verve 314-539-030-2 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 585 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 214 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 201 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1966, 1997 Verve / PolyGram | 314-539-030-2
Jazz / Classical Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards / Swing / Big Band

Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington did not team up in concert until relatively late in their careers (although she did record her Ellington Songbook with him in the '50s). This live double-LP actually finds Fitzgerald singing six numbers with the Jimmy Jones Trio and only "Mack the Knife" and a scat-filled "It Don't Mean a Thing" with the orchestra. Ellington has eight numbers for his band, mostly remakes of older tunes (including a guest appearance by former associate Ben Webster on "All Too Soon," a remarkable Buster Cooper trombone feature, and a rowdy version of "The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues"). This is a spirited set of music that with better planning could have been great.

Ella Fitzgerald - The Great American Songbook (2007)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at March 28, 2018
Ella Fitzgerald - The Great American Songbook (2007)

Ella Fitzgerald - The Great American Songbook (2007)
FLAC (track+cue+covers) | 02:32:25 | 556 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Vocal, Swing / Label: Not Now Music

A career that resulted in more than 250 recordings and 25 million records sold is just part of the Ella Fitzgerald story. Bing Crosby once famously called her "the greatest singer of them all - man, woman or child", confirming that she overcame a lack of formal musical training to establish herself as a singer of true stature, respected by her peers. Featured here are 49 of her greatest recordings from the American Songbook.
Ella Fitzgerald - Like Someone In Love (1957) [APO Remaster 2011] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ella Fitzgerald - Like Someone In Love (1957) [Analogue Productions '2011]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:56 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,59 GB
or FLAC(from DSD64, converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front cover | 1 GB

Recorded around the same time as her groundbreaking work with Louis Armstrong, this album is representative of Fitzgerald's best vocal work. Recorded over a two-day period in October, 1957, Fitzgerald sings familiar ballads on this release accompanied by lush orchestral arrangements courtesy of Frank DeVol, with tenor sax legend Stan Getz contributing to four songs.
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Verve Jazz Masters 24 (1994)

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Verve Jazz Masters 24 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 203 MB | Covers included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (521 851-2)

Nat Hentoff prefaced his 1956 down beat review of Verve's first Ella Fitzgerald-Louis Armstrong collaboration with a prediction: "Ella and Louis is one of the very, very few albums to have been issued in this era of the LP flood that is sure to endure for decades." Today, those sublime performances, along with two subsequent Norman Granz-produced Fitzgerald-Armstrong albums, are regarded as milestones of American music. A dozen gems from these works are presented here.

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1979) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 26, 2018
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1979) (Repost)

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1979)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 220 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (00025218013222)

This studio album matches together Ella Fitzgerald and the Count Basie Orchestra 16 years after they first recorded together. Basie's sidemen are unfortunately restricted in the Benny Carter arrangements to backup work but Basie has a few piano solos and Fitzgerald is in good voice and in typically swinging form. Highlights include "Just a Sittin' and a Rockin'," "Teach Me Tonight" and "Honeysuckle Rose."
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Gently With Nelson (1962) [Reissue 1993] (Repost)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Gently With Nelson (1962) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 320 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (314 519 348-2)

In 1961 Ella Fitzgerald recorded two albums with Nelson Riddle's Orchestra. Her voice was in peak form and, even if the backup band was somewhat anonymous, Fitzgerald uplifted the 15 songs on this set; "All of Me" was from a different obscure sampler and "Call Me Darling" was previously unissued. Although the accent is on ballads, several of the songs are taken at medium tempos and she swings throughout. Highlights include "Georgia on My Mind," "The Very Thought of You," "It's a Pity to Say Goodnight," "Darn That Dream," "Body and Soul" and a cooking "All of Me."
Ella Fitzgerald - Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960) [APO Remaster 2014] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ella Fitzgerald - Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960) [Analogue Productions '2014]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:41 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,25 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 858 MB

Considered one of Ella's greatest recordings, she's backed on this 1960 release by pianist Paul Smith. Let No Man Write My Epitaph was a 1960 Hollywood movie featuring Fitzgerald. The album hits at a depth of emotional understanding that critics often complained was missing in Ella's reading of jazz lyrics, and once again establishes her as one of the supreme interpreters of the Great American Songbook.