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 & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis Again (1957) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis Again (1957) [Remastered 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included | 00:44:18
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: Analogue Productions, Verve | # CVRJ 4017 SA

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. There isn't much one can say about an album whose title is Ella And Louis Again. The "again" obviously means they've already done one album together and beyond that, what can you say about two people like Ella and Louis? I doubt that there's anyone today who loves music, who doesn't know Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. The backing, with the Oscar Peterson Trio and Louis Bellson substituting for Buddy Rich, remains, as in the first album, quiet, discreet, swinging.
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis (1956) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis (1956) [Remastered 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:54:12
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: Analogue Productions, Verve | # CVRJ 4003 SA

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The very fact that America's biggest jazz label called one of their albums quite simply Ella and Louis indicates that we are talking about something very special here. And surely enough has been said - "Satchmo" and the grande dame of jazz certainly need no further introduction. In the '50s just the mere mention of their forenames was enough to light up the eyes of jazz fans. A glance at the track list reveals that tranquility rules the day: wild stomps and improvised scats will neither be sought nor missed. Of prime importance to the jazz ballad is a feeling of "letting oneself drift" in the inspiration which gushes forth from the minds of genial American songwriters. This is no contest - for the artists all pursue a common goal with extreme sensitiveness. The background combo, made up of first-class musicians and led by Oscar Peterson, performs with great concentration and almost obtrusive unobtrusiveness.
Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Decca Singles Vol 1-4 (1935-1955) (2017)

Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Decca Singles Vol 1-4 (1935-1955) (2017)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 14:56:58 | 2.04 GB
Label: Verve Label Group

"The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was arguably the finest female jazz singer of all time (although some may vote for Sarah Vaughan or Billie Holiday). Blessed with a beautiful voice and a wide range, Fitzgerald could outswing anyone, was a brilliant scat singer, and had near-perfect elocution; one could always understand the words she sang. The one fault was that, since she always sounded so happy to be singing, Fitzgerald did not always dig below the surface of the lyrics she interpreted and she even made a downbeat song such as "Love for Sale" sound joyous. However, when one evaluates her career on a whole, there is simply no one else in her class.

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1960)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 11, 2017
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1960)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1960)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 586 | ~ 216 or 82 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Easy Listening

Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas is a charming, warmly humorous – and yes, swinging – set of classic Christmas tunes. The program is familiar, from bouncy singalongs like "Jingle Bells" to slinky ballads like a downright sexy "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," but Fitzgerald treats each song with exactly as much respect as it deserves…
Ella Fitzgerald - Like Someone In Love (1957/2011) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Ella Fitzgerald - Like Someone In Love (1957/2011)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 53:56 minutes | 1,55 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 53:56 minutes | 1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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 - Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers (1959/2016) [TR24][OF]

Ella Fitzgerald - Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers
Vocal Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 40:12 min | 1.47 GB | Front Cover
Label: Verve Records | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 1959/2016

Recorded just before and after the period that she made the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, Ella Fitzgerald is in fine form on this obscure LP, performing a dozen standards. Although two songs are by Harold Arlen, the composers were in most cases less prolific than the ones she saluted in her songbook series. Ella is backed by a large unidentified orchestra conducted and arranged by Frank DeVol. Swingers alternate with ballads, and as usual, Ella uplifts everything, including "Let's Fall In Love," "Moonlight Serenade," "Gone With the Wind" and "East of the Sun." An enjoyable if not classic release. Review by Scott Yanow
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959) {4CD Box Set Verve 539 759-2 rel 1998}

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959) {4CD Box Set Verve 539 759-2 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.40 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 591 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 314 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 1998 Verve / PolyGram | 539 759-2 | Verve Master Edition | 20bit remaster
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards

During the late '50s, Ella Fitzgerald continued her Song Book records with Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book, releasing a series of albums featuring 59 songs written by George and Ira Gershwin. Those songs, plus alternate takes, were combined on a four-disc box set, Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book, in 1998. These performances are easily among Fitzgerald's very best, and for any serious fan, this is the ideal place to acquire the recordings, since the sound and presentation are equally classy and impressive.
Ella Fitzgerald - Twelve Nights In Hollywood (2009) {4CD Verve-Hip-O Select B0012920-02 rec 1961-1962}

Ella Fitzgerald - Twelve Nights In Hollywood (2009) {4CD Verve-Hip-O Select B0012920-02 rec 1961-1962}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.43 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 595 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 134 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961-62, 2009 Verve / Hip-O Select / Universal | B0012920-02
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards

An appearance in Hollywood for a first-rate jazz vocalist was not necessarily an opportunity to broadcast your visage and pander to everyone from Tacoma to Tallahassee. It could also include a date at the Crescendo, the Sunset Strip's best chance to find premier jazz. Gene Norman's nightclub hosted dozens of jazz legends (and a comic or two), and produced more than its share of excellent LPs recorded on location. Better even than Mel Tormé's 1954 classic, the Ella Fitzgerald LP that resulted from her May 1961 appearances generated one of the best (and certainly most underrated) live records in her discography – and almost 50 years later, it became a four-CD set compiling ten days' worth of performances.
Ella Fitzgerald - Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (1973) 2 CD, Japanese Remastered Reissue 1997

Ella Fitzgerald - Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (1973) 2 CD, Japanese Remastered 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 837 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 381 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Standarts | Label: Sony Records | # SRCS 9211-2 | Time: 02:22:09

This two-CD set (a reissue of an earlier two-LP set plus six previously unreleased numbers) brings back a memorable Carnegie Hall concert that both features and pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. The great singer is joined on a few numbers by a Chick Webb reunion band that has a few of the original members (plus an uncredited Panama Francis on drums). Although the musicians do not get much solo space (why wasn't trumpeter Taft Jordan featured?), the music is pleasing. Fitzgerald performs three exquisite duets with pianist Ellis Larkins and then sits out while the Jazz at the Philharmonic All-Stars romp on a few jams and a ballad medley. Trumpeter Roy Eldridge's emotional flights take honors, although tenorman Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and trombonist Al Grey are also in good form. Fitzgerald comes out for the second half of the show and sings 14 numbers with guitarist Joe Pass (including a pair of tender duets) and the Tommy Flanagan trio.